Resources

Endometriosis resources including support groups, self-help books, articles, coping, and a glossary


Psychology and endometriosis
15 January 2011

by Vicki O’Donnell, psychologist Illustrations by Jane Berstein Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. These two are closely linked, because what we think, feel and believe influences how we behave. Within the traditional “biomedical” approach to health and illness, psychology had a very small role to play. This approach viewed mind and body […]

Bowel symptoms
15 January 2011

by Ros Wood Bowel symptoms are a common but often unrecognised consequence of endometriosis, especially chronic and recurrent endometriosis. Nobody knows exactly what proportion of women with endometriosis have bowel symptoms; it could be five percent, thirty percent, or anywhere in between. However, we are fairly sure that a relatively large proportion of our members […]

Laparoscopy: before and after tips
15 January 2011

A comprehensive overview of laparoscopy, how to prepare for endometriosis surgery, and how to recover afterwards. Written by women, who have been there before!

Aromatase in endometriosis
15 January 2011

Aromatase inhibitors are an emerging treatment in women with endometriosis, who do not respond to current hormonal treatments to temper the disease. Professor Serdar Bulun explains how they work.

Endometriosis: be good to yourself
15 January 2011

Suggestions for women with endometriosis on how to be good to themselves: coping tips for eating right, resting, sleeping, and living with endometriosis.

How to find a specialist
21 July 2009

Ten things to consider before choosing your treatment – and your physician. A practical guide to find a specialist in endometriosis.

Book cover for Endometriosis: a key to healing through nutrition Endometriosis: a key to healing through nutrition
7 June 2009

In “Endometriosis: a key to healing through nutrition” Dian Shepperson Mills and Michael Vemon describe clearly what endometriosis is and what practical steps can be taken to push endometriosis into remission via nutrition.

Book cover foro A tiny itsy bitsy gift of life A tiny itsy bitsy gift of life
17 May 2009

“A tiny itsy bitsy gift of life” is a children’s book by Carmen Martinez Jover. It explains egg donation, through beautiful illustrations, and is a tool for parents who wish to explain how children are conceived through egg donation.

Book cover for Doctor are you listening Doctor are you listening?
31 March 2009

“Doctor are you listening?”, by Linda Pohl and Masood Khatamee, provides a humanistic, touching story of a couple longing to have a baby, and what they learnt: that the success and failure of each couple’s ability to conceive is often dependent on the doctor that they choose.

Book cover for 100 Questions and Answers about Endometriosis 100 questions and answers about endometriosis
18 November 2008

“100 questions and answers about endometriosis” by David Redwine examines the benefits and flaws of current treatments and allows the reader to make educated decisions about their treatment.

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