More than a Bad Period
Endometriosis is traditionally known as a disease of the a.) reproductive system in people assigned female at birth (afab), b.) limited to people who menstruate during the c.) child-bearing years. In reality, the endometriosis lesions are identified in all (11) major body systems. It also occur among a.) persons prior to their first menses (premenarche), b.) continue (or begin) after last menses (menopause), c.) persons afab born without a uterus d.) transgender males and among e.) rare cis-males. Lesions have been identified in fetuses assigned female. While it is common for conditions of the uterus to occur concurrent with endometriosis among persons afab, it is a separate, independent condition that does not require the presence of a uterus to begin, continue or will resolve with removal of the uterus (hysterectomy).
One purpose of Extrapelvic Not Rare (501 c3) is to prompt redefinition of endometriosis as a disease with body-wide lesion potential and capacity to disrupt systemic homeostasis. Myths continue to perpetuate that disease outside of the reproductive organs, support structures and local area is ‘rare’, the reality is, extrapelvic endometriosis is not rare; its un-, mis- and delayed in diagnosis.
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“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”
– Mother Teresa
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(Last update 01/08/2022)