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Endometriosis Awareness takes place across the globe during the month of March with a mission to raise awareness of a condition that affects an estimated 200 million people, about 1 in 10 women, worldwide. Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition where tissue, similar to the endometrial tissue that lines of the uterus, grows outside of the uterus.
On average, endometriosis can take anywhere from 4–11 years before diagnosis occurs. Compared with white women, Black women are less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis. Between misdiagnoses, assumptions that we're hypochondriacs/drama queens/drug seekers, and additional erroneous assumptions that can go as far as suggesting that symptoms must be from an untreated sexually transmitted infection (or a 'botched abortion gone wrong')— often times, medical professionals don't demonstrate real interest in determining what was causes the symptoms of someone living with an endometriosis diagnosis.
Some providers STILL hold on to antiquated views about endometriosis mainly affecting people of European descent and racist tropes that Black people don't experience pain the same way white people do. We MUST check our providers' racial, gender, and cultural biases to ensure health access and equity for ALL PEOPLE. Equally crucial? Follow through. Hold physicians accountable by reporting their prejudices and racism as it can very well cost someone her life.
The pain of endometriosis can be devastatingly debilitating and it is the leading cause of fertility challenges in women as it carries a huge personal and societal burden. This week, we continue the conversation about "endo" and pain perception FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PERSON LIVING WITH AN ENDOMETRIOSIS DIAGNOSIS.
About our guest:
Tiffany Davis Nazaire, MSN, RN-BC is from Birmingham, AL and has lived in Baltimore, MD for thirteen years. She holds a Bachelors degree in Nursing from Auburn University (War Eagle!), a Masters degree in Nursing Informatics, and holds three additional board certifications. Tiffany is also a Certified Reiki II Practitioner. She lives with an endometriosis, is a COVID-19 "long-hauler", and is an advocate for both groups. Her areas of expertise are holistic women’s reproductive health & wellness and optimizing health through fitness and emotional well-being.
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