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Endometriosis Briefing: Erasing Stigma, Improving Patient Care

June 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Endometriosis is a chronic, painful disease associated with infertility and occurs in an estimated 10% of reproductive-age women. As a stigmatized disease that solely affects women — and specifically those in their prime working and childbearing years — endometriosis has significant negative effects on patients, their families, and society as whole. SWHR convened a congressional briefing featuring a moderated panel discussion that addressed the current state of endometriosis research, as well as policy considerations affecting a woman’s diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality care. Read more about the briefing in our blog post below.



  • Moderator: Amy M. Miller, PhD, President and CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research
  • Linda G. Griffith, PhD, Professor, Biological & Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stacey Missmer, ScD, Scientific Director, Boston Center for Endometriosis
  • Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD, Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah


Thanks to our congressional hosts: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).


June 19, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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