Office on Women's Health Blog

Endometriosis: 23 Years of Searching for Answers

Padma Lakshmi

I saw so many doctors, yet I was repeatedly told that nothing was wrong. It wasn't until I was 36, 23 years after my symptoms began, that I finally got answers.

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Beverly Gooden

#WhyIStayed Is Only Part of My Story

Beverly Gooden

I was experiencing domestic violence, but I was not ready to admit it. And I was not ready to leave.

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A woman clutching her stomach in pain

What It's Like Living With Endometriosis

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

"The pain got worse and worse. Eventually it was unbearable. Sex was impossible. I felt exhausted all the time. There were many times when I couldn't get out of bed."

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Babette Couser

Prescription Painkillers: Know the Risks

Babette Couser

Prescription drug overdoses are on the rise among women. Prescription opioid misuse and abuse resulted in over 200,000 emergency room visits in 2010, twice as ...

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Katie Koestner

Kissing and Hurting

Katie Koestner

My rape changed everything: my relationships, my life goals, and how I viewed the world. The world became a place where trust could be broken.

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