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Endometriosis affects about 2 million women in the UK and is a chronic condition that can cause painful or unusually heavy periods, it can also lead to problems with fertility and a decrease in energy levels. Endometriosis is a common condition in women where tissue that acts like the lining of the womb can be found outside of the womb. These tissues are usually found on the ovaries, on the lining of the pelvis or on the top of the vagina, although they can be found in a variety of other places too.
With Endometriosis Awareness being a big part of March, we wanted to make a list of sites that cover the condition best and that emulate the slogan of Endometriosis UK's 2014 awareness week – 'It's OK to talk. Period.' Each blog/website below has been selected for the 'Endometriosis Awareness Blog Award 2015' by a panel of HealthExpress experts.
The UK hub for endometriosis support, this site was responsible for Endometriosis Awareness week last year and also for EndoMarch – an organised march to raise awareness and money for the charity - on March 28th this year. Packed with news, information and support, this website is an excellent stop for anybody, whether they're new to the condition or a veteran.
Written by Shireen, a self-proclaimed 'cat lady and thrifting queen', EMLWY is a personal account of life with Endometriosis. With blogs stretching back to 2011, this really is a one-stop-shop for anybody that wants to learn more about living with the condition. Honest and refreshing, Shireen's blog is a journey from the start to end and is, without a doubt, an inspiration for anyone who feels like they won't be able to cope with the condition.Endometriosis: My Life With You
The World Endometriosis Foundation focuses a lot of its content on building our overall knowledge of the condition. Understanding it and knowing how it can affect people is a huge part of treatment and knowing that you are not alone and that there are people out there trying to help is a huge part of accepting and, more importantly, moving forward with endometriosis.World Endometriosis Foundation
This blog is a beautiful response to a condition that's caused pain, problems and more than enough heartache, but it is amazing in the telling. Easy to read in short bursts, this is a chronicle of the hardships that can come with Endometriosis. Not always for the fainthearted, My Journey With Endometriosis is a perfectly real blog that is filled by a character who has made the condition a part of her life, without letting it rule her.
Written since 2011 when her condition was diagnosed, this is another exercise in controlling a condition that affects a person's life in so many ways. Informative and interesting, this blog will teach people who have no experience of the condition about what it can mean.My Endo Diary
The Endometriosis Foundation of America is one of the country's leading sources of medical guidance. Covering everything you would need to know - from the science of the condition to upcoming events - this site is perfect for anyone that's looking to understand their condition better.Endometriosis Foundation of America
Writing under the pseudonym Endochick, this is a well-researched and insightful blog from someone with a clear passion for helping others who are experiencing the same problem. Honest and happy to be so, Endochick doesn't pull her punches and sometimes the content isn't easy to read - but it's necessary.Endometriosis: The Silent Life Sentence
Based in the UK, this site is concerned with treating endometriosis. Researched and planned to provide anybody with the information they'd need, this is one for someone who wants to move forward and make an informed decision. This site finds the information for you and is an excellent guide.SHETrustUK
Endometriosis Australia is an all-inclusive guide to life with this condition. Filled with useful information, tips and testimonials this site is a perfect sounding board for your own issues with the condition. Complete with comment sections, Endometriosis Australia really opens the door for talking about this condition.Endometriosis Australia
If you have not been included in our top eight, why not contact us via our social media handles and we will be happy to include you. In the meantime, why not add our stylish award badge to your sidebar so that your readers can recognise your efforts. It's simple- choose from the two badges below, copy and paste the relevant embed code anywhere on your blog and the badge will be openly displayed on your website.