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Alexa Chung describes endometriosis as an “invisible hellmare” in powerful new Instagram post

As endometriosis awareness month begins, Alexa Chung has shared a powerful message on the impact of the life-changing condition.

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“I’ve waited more than 10 years for an endometriosis diagnosis. Why?”

Endometriosis is incredibly common, yet it takes an average 7.5 years to diagnose. When will we take women's health seriously?

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Mattie Lacey-Davidson
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MPs have launched an inquiry into endometriosis – and they need your help

The survey aims to uncover the challenges faced by people living with the painful condition.

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Lauren Geall
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Why are women diagnosed years later than men for the same diseases?

No, you're not a hypochondriac for being concerned about your body. The gender health gap is real.

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Ask Gynae Geek: your most Googled questions about adenomyosis, answered

It’s dubbed the ‘the ugly sister of endometriosis’, but what is adenomyosis and how does it affect our health?

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“Why it matters that menstrual health will soon be taught in schools”

Menstrual health activist Alice Smith tells Stylist about her successful campaign to get period education on the curriculum

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Lena Dunham’s powerful rallying cry for hysterectomy patients everywhere

“I surprised myself,” notes the Girls star. “I bet you can surprise yourself too.”

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Lena Dunham on what having an ovary removed taught her about strength

“Our stories don’t have to look one way, our pain is our gain and, oh s**t scars and mesh panties are the f**king jam”

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Kayleigh Dray
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This is how Lena Dunham feels nine months after her hysterectomy

“This body is stronger than I’ve ever given it credit for.”

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Susan Devaney
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Twitter unleashes fury over medical exam question – and for good reason

“This is the sexist bulls**t we’re teaching our doctors?”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Halsey responds to those asking why she’s decided to freeze her eggs

“People are like: ‘You’re 23, why do you need to do that? Why do you need to freeze your eggs?’”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Halsey absolutely refuses to let male managers make her feel ashamed of her endometriosis

“This is a reality for me and you need to suck it up and deal”

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Lena Dunham has penned a powerful essay about her hysterectomy

The Girls star made the difficult decision to have her uterus and cervix removed in a bid to end her endometriosis pain

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Lena Dunham: Stop asking endometriosis sufferers about their fertility

“I talk about my illness to normalise it for other women, not to invite dialogue about every aspect of my private life.”

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Moya Crockett
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Bad period pains? You should be getting checked for endometriosis

Doctors are finally being warned to take period pain seriously

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We should talk about how endometriosis affect men, insists researcher

Jane Keany’s research sparked a backlash

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Moya Crockett
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Lena Dunham shares empowering message from her hospital bed

“I want to remind all the women suffering from chronic illnesses that we are not weak”

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New report: endometriosis symptoms often “dismissed” by doctors

42% of women said they were “not treated with dignity and respect” by doctors

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Lena Dunham talks about painful endometriosis battle in podcast

“I felt like I’d done something terribly wrong just by wanting to feel better”