Precision in Practice for Endometriosis Care

Patients with endometriosis often face challenges on the path to diagnosis, including three out of four people receiving an initial misdiagnosis. Because of stigma around menstruation, some women find it difficult or embarrassing to initiate these conversations with their health care provider. More often than not, it is only when the pain becomes severe or when infertility occurs that women consult their providers about a diagnosis or treatment. The more providers know about the signs and symptoms of endometriosis, the better equipped they are to help patients shorten the diagnostic journey and get the care they need.  

In this video, the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) aims to speak to the wide array of providers – from pediatrics to emergency medicinewho find themselves in a position to help patients recognize symptoms of endometriosis sooner and guide them to the appropriate care pathways.

Hear from three endometriosis experts in the video, Precision in Practice for Endometriosis Care.

 

This video features insights from:  

  • Soyini Hawkins, MD, MPH, FACOG, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon, Fibroid and Pelvic Wellness Center of Georgia  
  • Jessica Shim, MD, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, Boston Children’s Hospital 
  • Wendaline VanBuren, MD, Radiologist and Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic 

Patients with endometriosis often face challenges on the path to diagnosis, including three out of four people receiving an initial misdiagnosis. Because of stigma around menstruation, some women find it difficult or embarrassing to initiate these conversations with their health care provider. More often than not, it is only when the pain becomes severe or when infertility occurs that women consult their providers about a diagnosis or treatment. The more providers know about the signs and symptoms of endometriosis, the better equipped they are to help patients shorten the diagnostic journey and get the care they need.  

In this video, the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) aims to speak to the wide array of providers – from pediatrics to emergency medicinewho find themselves in a position to help patients recognize symptoms of endometriosis sooner and guide them to the appropriate care pathways.

Hear from three endometriosis experts in the video, Precision in Practice for Endometriosis Care.

 

This video features insights from:  

  • Soyini Hawkins, MD, MPH, FACOG, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon, Fibroid and Pelvic Wellness Center of Georgia  
  • Jessica Shim, MD, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, Boston Children’s Hospital 
  • Wendaline VanBuren, MD, Radiologist and Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic 

Want to learn more about endometriosis patient experiences?

Watch Journey to Wellness with Endometriosis, another endometriosis explainer video. 


Learn more about endometriosis 


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