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I went to D.C. to shine spotlight on endometriosis

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I have Stage IV endometriosis, a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women, or 176 million women worldwide, with an average delay in diagnosis ranging from 6 years to 10 years.

For me, it was 14 years, 13 doctors and countless ER visits before a surgical diagnosis.

Endometriosis is a disease characterized by the presence of functioning endometrial-like tissue found elsewhere in the body. Similar, but different from the normal lining of the uterus, endometriosis is typically located on…

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