|Endometriosis Center of
Northern New Jersey
|The Endometriosis Center of Northern New Jersey is a support group under the Endometriosis Research Center (ERC), a non-profit organization dedicated to awareness, research and support for women with endometriosis and those affected by it.
Endometriosis is a disease that occurs in about 15% to 20% of all women. The exact cause of the disease is not yet known. While the disease is generally not fatal, it is most certainly serious. The pain and symptoms from endometriosis can be debilitating and substantially decrease the quality of life. Symptoms include but are not limited to severe pelvic pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, nausea, vomitting, painful intercourse, irregular menstrual cycles, etc. A large percentage of women with endometriosis suffer from infertility and repeated miscarriages.
Despite several drug therapies and surgical procedures available as possible temporary treatment, THERE IS NO CURE. Endometriosis can and usually does recur, despite suppressant medications, leaving women with lots of side effects, surgery scars, and shattered hopes.
While formerly thought to only strike women in their 30's and 40's, endometriosis is now known to start at the onset of menses. All women, from beginning of their reproductive years, through menopause, can suffer from endometriosis.
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This is a series of brochures created to give endometriosis a face. The brochures not only describe the disease and its symptoms, but include real stories about victims of endometriosis. These are compilations of stories designed to update the definition of this incurable disease, a complete personification of endometriosis.
The ENDOMETRIOSIS: Personified series is currently being created. Story submissions are welcomed and encouraged. For more information, please write to: