THE ALLIANCE FORENDOMETRIOSIS
LET’S ENDOTHE PAIN

One in 10 women of reproductive age in the United States has endometriosis.i

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Endometriosis pain shouldn’t be considered normal.

Pain isn’t something to just “get through” or hide, and it’s definitely not something to be ashamed of. But endometriosis pain is often dismissed or ignored, and many people living with endometriosis in the United States suffer in silence without the support they need.ii,iii

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis, or endo, is a disease where the tissue that forms the inside lining of the uterus grows where it doesn’t belong — sometimes on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and other organs found in the pelvic area — which can cause chronic pain.i

What are the symptoms?

This out-of-place tissue can shed and bleed, just like your uterine lining does when you get your period, which can cause swelling and period pain or cramping, as well as pain throughout the month and during sex.i Other symptoms may include heavy periods, constipation, nausea, diarrhea and fertility issues.i,iv

What is the impact?

Endo can affect day-to-day life beyond period pain — from missed work and school to lost time with loved ones and financial issues.v,vi At the same time, endo symptoms are often dismissed as “normal,” and it can take as many as 10 years for some people to get diagnosed.ii,iii, vii,viii

Why did we create the Alliance for Endometriosis?

We’re here to help inspire conversations about endo that lead to real, positive and sustainable change - starting with you. Whether you have endo or endo symptoms, we want to hear about your experience. What you share will help us create a program that we hope will eliminate endo-related stigma or shame, amplify your voices and address the many challenges of endo.

We want to hear from you.

Taking just 10 minutes to share your experiences in our short survey will help us work to change what it means to live with endo by building a better future where people with endo or endo symptoms are heard, believed and supported.

We can’t succeed without you and hope you’ll join us.

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To get started, we’d love to know more about you.

What is your current gender identity?

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What sex were you assigned at birth on your original birth certificate?

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Which of the following describes you?

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How frequently, if ever, do you feel that your endometriosis symptoms are disbelieved, dismissed or ignored by others?

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Have you discussed your endometriosis symptoms with a health care provider?

Which of the following, if any, have you experienced related to your endometriosis symptoms in your personal or professional relationships (e.g., friends, family, colleagues, etc.)?

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Which of the following actions, if any, do you think could help reduce endometriosis-related stigma (e.g., disapproval or discrimination)?

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What type of health care provider or practitioner, if any, diagnosed you with endometriosis and/or is helping to treat your symptoms?

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When you discuss your endometriosis symptoms with a health care provider, how often, if ever, would you describe the discussions as open and productive?

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Which of the following, if any, have you experienced related to your endometriosis symptoms when speaking with a health care provider?

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Which of the following types of information or actions, if any, did your health care provider share with you about your endometriosis or treatment?

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Which of the following treatment options (medical or surgical), if any, has your health care provider prescribed or recommended to help manage your endometriosis symptoms?

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How many different treatment options (medical or surgical) have you and your health care provider tried to help manage your endometriosis symptoms.

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Which of the following statements best describes your current treatment status?

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For the next three questions, please select your level of agreement with the statement describing interactions with a health care provider.

I feel comfortable discussing my endometriosis symptoms with my health care provider.

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I feel heard, believed and supported by my health care provider when discussing my endometriosis symptoms.

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My health care provider answered my questions about symptoms and addressed my concerns to my satisfaction.

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Which of the following, if any, could improve the conversation between you and a health care provider?

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In your opinion, how aware are health care providers about the social, emotional and physical impact of endometriosis and endometriosis symptoms?

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Which of the following, if any, do you wish that health care providers better understood about the social, emotional and physical impact of endometriosis and endometriosis symptoms?

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Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience.

Your answers will help us create solutions that we hope will improve the lives of people with endometriosis. We hope you’ll consider sharing your endometriosis story on social media to let others who may be suffering know they are not alone. #LetsEndoThePain

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About the Alliance for Endometriosis.

The Alliance for Endometriosis is a group of organizations with a single goal: to improve the lives of people with endometriosis. Together, we hope to eliminate stigma and encourage more open and productive conversations that lead to faster diagnoses and improved treatment experiences. If you have endometriosis or endometriosis symptoms, we want you to be heard, believed and supported.

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