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  1. (NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University) A new study published today in Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Canada has found one in eight Australian women with endometriosis use cannabis to alleviate pain and other symptoms, rating the plant based medicine as the most effective way to self-manage the disorder. Researchers from NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University and UNSW Sydney surveyed 484 Australian women with endometriosis between the ages of 18 and 45 to determine the types of strategies they used to self-manage symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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  2. Elagolix, used to treat endometriosis pain, suppresses but does not consistently inhibit ovulation and therefore may not be suitable as a contraceptive, according to a study published inThe Journal of Endocrinology& Metabolism.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
  3. Chanelle Urquhart, a bartender who lives in Hull, has endometriosis, an agonising condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  4. Amelia Veitch, from Essex, suffers from endometriosis, which occurs when cells in the lining of the womb grow outside the uterus. It causes her immense pain and severe bloating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  5. Michelle Avery travelled to Ottawa to see a specialized surgeon this summer because there are no doctors in Nova Scotia who treat the most difficult endometriosis cases. Now, she says she's preparing to move there for good. (Source: CBC | Health)
  6. Most women experience the menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 – in other words, while they’re working. Given that women make up more than 70% of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, it’s clearly a workplace issue and therefore a union issue that we should be leading the way on. The menopause is a natural transition stage in most women’s lives, usually lasting between four and eight years, although it can be longer. It’s primarily marked by hormonal changes and the end of periods, which can also trigger a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. The menopause can also occur earlier for medical reasons and it also affects trans, non-binary and intersex people. In the workplace, the impacts can be exacerbated for disabled women by their disability and, for Black women, by r...

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  7. Most women experience the menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 – in other words, while they’re working. Given that women make up more than 70% of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, it’s clearly a workplace issue and therefore a union issue that we should be leading the way on. The menopause is a natural transition stage in most women’s lives, usually lasting between four and eight years, although it can be longer. It’s primarily marked by hormonal changes and the end of periods, which can also trigger a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. The menopause can also occur earlier for medical reasons and it also affects trans, non-binary and intersex people. In the workplace, the impacts can be exacerbated for disabled women by their disability and, for Black women, by r...
  8. Most women experience the menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 – in other words, while they’re working. Given that women make up more than 70% of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, it’s clearly a workplace issue and therefore a union issue that we should be leading the way on. The menopause is a natural transition stage in most women’s lives, usually lasting between four and eight years, although it can be longer. It’s primarily marked by hormonal changes and the end of periods, which can also trigger a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. The menopause can also occur earlier for medical reasons and it also affects trans, non-binary and intersex people. In the workplace, the impacts can be exacerbated for disabled women by their disability and, for Black women, by r...
  9. Experts explain why sex hurts for many people with endo and share tips to make it more pleasurable. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
  10. Experts explain why sex hurts for many people with endo and share tips to make it more pleasurable. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
  11. Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus -- the endometrium -- grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs. With endometriosis, the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

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  12. Thousands of women have revealed to the BBC how endometriosis has affected their lives. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
  13. They say too many women are misdiagnosed and wait too long for treatment Related items fromOnMedica Women should get choice of abortion procedures 31% of women suffer severe reproductive health problems Women in England should be allowed to take abortion pills at home Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Labour minister calls for ban on early foetus sex test (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
  14. Three women out of 13,500 who took part in BBC research, explain how the condition affects them. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
  15. This large cohort study investigated whether all-cause and cause-specific mortality increased among women with surgically verified endometriosis.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
  16. Women are most likely to develop endometriosis between the ages of 25 and 50, and it may contribute to reduced fertility. Left untreated for years, endometriosis can result in debilitating nerve pain. (Source: WebMD Health)

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  17. MRI can predict the severity of endometriosis in women referred for surgery...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Catheter-based intervention drains endometrial cysts The 10-minute abdominal MRI scan: Can it become reality? Women with endometriosis have higher heart disease risk Ultrasound should be 1st choice for female pelvic imaging Rigorous investigation using MRI can prove crucial for endometriosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
  18. Rebecca McCourt says she’s been in pain nearly every day, since she was 12 years old. That's why she's decided to have major surgery, in an effort to "move on" with her life. (Source: CBC | Health)
  19. The medical community have known for a century that women are living in constant pain. They ’ve done nothing about itIt ’s frustrating to have questions that don’t get answered. It’s altogether disturbing to find out that those questions haven’t even been asked.When I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 23, I didn ’t know enough to ask the right questions. I assumed my gynaecologist had all the answers, and listened carefully to his thoughtful explanations. I thought I knew it all. Or at least that he knew it all. But I was wrong.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
  20. While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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