Living With Chronic Illness: Endometriosis and Body Neutrality

It is important to start by defining what endometriosis actually is, because before I was diagnosed I had little knowledge of the disease and, like many female reproductive issues, it can feel like it is shrouded in taboo and mystery.  Endometriosis is a disease in which cells similar to those of the uterus lining grow […]

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Endometriosis: let’s talk about it

March is the awareness month for endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological condition that affects 1 in 10 people who menstruate. At those odds, we all know someone living with the condition – so why do many of us know nothing about it? Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows […]

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Endometriosis: more than just period pain

Despite the feminist progress we have made in the past century, the male body still dominates the world of medicine. As Caroline Criado Perez points out in her recent book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in the World Designed for Men, medical students learn about “anatomy and female anatomy”. This leads to a situation where […]