Erin Ceddia
Erin Ceddia signed

I've been told that passing out during your period is normal. I've been told that bleeding for months at a time is normal. I've been diagnosed by an OB/GYN with depression two minutes into the visit based solely on two symptoms-- heavy bleeding and pelvic pain. Another popular diagnosis is constipation. One doctor accused me of making up my symptoms 'just to get birth control', as though I were seeking drugs.

The lack of education and diagnostic skills among OB/GYNs is absolutely unacceptable. It took a fifteen years and over twenty doctors before I found specialists who knew anything about endometriosis-- and even among those doctors, I found conflicting information and misinformation (for example, having a baby will cure endometriosis).

This is a public health crisis and it needs to be addressed immediately.

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