Fighting for Endometriosis Awareness in a Culture of Menstrual Misinformation: Breaking the Cycle

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Fighting for Endometriosis Awareness in a Culture of
Menstrual Misinformation:
Breaking the Cycle
By Nancy Petersen, RN and Heather Guidone

Menstruation is a vital, normal process—yet remains linked to taboos, misconceptions and practices, particularly in relation to associated diseases like endometriosis. As a result, one of the most critical challenges facing the endometriosis community is a lack of factual awareness. The legacy of misinformation enshrouding the disease persists, propagated even by certain providers and organizations to patients, medical educators to next-generation professionals, health publishers to media, generation to generation. Consequences for these poor information systems are far-reaching, stifling the conversations we should be having about signs and symptoms of endometriosis that could lead to earlier intervention. Read the article: bit.ly/1QWoreS

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