One in 10 women around the world suffer from endometriosis, an often-painful and debilitating gynecologic condition, which involves inflammation and tissue adhesions in the abdominal cavity.

We interviewed endometriosis patient and advocate, Heidi Berthoud about her multi-decade experience navigating this condition. Heidi, who recently recovered from a major endometriosis surgery completed last year, is working to bring attention to this common, yet often unrecognized, condition.

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For people looking for information and support about endometriosis in the Pacific Northwest, Heidi pointed to the Greater Seattle Endometriosis Research Center, which provides support and education for women with endometriosis. On a national level, Heidi recommended joining Nancy’s Nook Endometriosis Education on Facebook which currently has over 30,000 members.

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