March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

By Karen Crowson
 
As common as diabetes and asthma, more women have endometriosis than breast cancer. Endometriosis is the third leading cause of gynecologic hospitalization and is the culprit of the more than 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the United States. A very common disease that affects an estimated 1 in 10 women and girls of reproductive age, roughly 200 million women worldwide, and is 10 times more prevalent than autism.
 
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