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    March: Endometriosis awareness month

    March is endometriosis awareness month around the world. It culminates in a march for awareness and research on the 25th. 2017 marks the 4th year this march has been held. In the United States, marchers will step out in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis. For an impressive list of all the countries participating in 2017, from Argentina to Zimbabwe, visit  http://www.endomarch.org.

    To see other events related to endometriosis awareness going on around the world, visit Endometeriosis.org: http://endometriosis.org/news/endometriosis-awareness-2017/. As well as information for patients, this site has a list of international professional meetings and, specifically where sessions on endometriosis are included.

    The Endometriosis Association (http://www.endometriosisassn.org) has free brochures and yellow ribbons to help raise awareness. The association is in its 35th year. Those wishing to contribute to finding a cure or honoring a loved one with the condition can purchase engraved bricks for a “garden of hope,” light a virtual candle, and click through to shopping sites to support the foundation.

    Endometriosis Research  Center, also a nonprofit group, features news, information and support for patients:  https://www.endocenter.org. The documentary “EndoWhat?” can be purchased here.

    Susan C. Olmstead
    Ms. Olmstead is the Editorial Director of Contemporary OB/GYN.

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