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What is Rethink Endo?
Rethink Endo is an initiative to transform how we address endometriosis in our community. We are committed to debunking the myths of endometriosis and encouraging individuals to be more open about their symptoms.
The Rethink Endo initiative exists to address the needs of our community. Understanding endometriosis is important, but focusing on the disease alone ignores many other factors that keep a person trapped in cycles of pain, doctor visits, stress, fatigue, flare ups, loss of productivity -- all of which decrease the quality of life. Many individuals receive outdated and incorrect information about the disease and treatments, which leads to delayed diagnosis; it can take an average of 8 doctors across 10 years to diagnose endometriosis.
Public awareness of endometriosis is key, because it is estimated that 1 in 10 people assigned female at birth of “reproductive age" are affected by endometriosis. Nearly 200 million individuals are affected by this disease worldwide.
Disease recognition helps the public understand that symptoms like irregular periods and pelvic pain are not “normal” or something to be ignored and getting them checked is necessary. While there is no cure for endometriosis, there are treatments that can help ease the stress and complications of specific symptoms. The more people are informed about endometriosis, the better the chances are for early diagnosis.
Rethink Endo serves our community in new ways by focusing on one goal: Break the Cycle.
We will raise awareness by:
Debunking the myths of endometriosis; and
Encouraging individuals to be more open about their symptoms
Break the Cycle
The Endometriosis Foundation of Houston (EFHou) is dedicated to the advocacy and education of endometriosis in the Greater Houston area.
When you donate to EFHou, your contribution will help raise awareness about endometriosis and related conditions, and help improve the quality of life of individuals affected by the disease in the Greater Houston area.
Endometriosis is not retrograde menstruation. Every time we look the other way, we continue to cost people their reproductive organs and further minimize them. Real care will evolve from real facts about the disease.
Dr. Sallie Sarrel, PT ATC DPT
Co-Founder, The Endometriosis Summit
How can you help?
You can start by joining our community. Follow and Like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and then share our page with your friends. You can also attend one of our monthly social events, subscribe to our newsletter and donate to our nonprofit. Even $10 goes a long way to help us meet our goals. Together, we can Rethink Endo!