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On September 29, Amy Stein participated in the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA)’s Second Annual Lunch and Learn with Padma Lakshmi.  The event entitled “Consider Endometriosis: Tools for Nurses to Recognize Symptoms, Behavioral Patterns, and Emotional Repercussions of the Disease in Young Women and Girls” educated school nurses and nurse practitioners in early detection of endometriosis (see previous blog for details).

Padma Lakshmi, co-founder of EFA, shared her story with the approximate 100 audience members.  Ms. Lakshmi herself suffered from endometriosis since adolescence, and she was unfortunately misdiagnosed for many years.  One of the primary symptoms of endometriosis, severe menstrual cramping, is often overlooked by many health care providers as one of the inevitable and unfortunate realities of womanhood.  Despite the fact that she had access to top quality doctors and wonderful insurance benefits, it was years before Ms. Lakshmi was properly diagnosed and treated with endometriosis.  Her main message…

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