“I had heard from the vagina grapevine and I also have a very interesting vagina situation going on, so this is now the vagina monologues.” Maybe a smartass comment that’s not so surprising coming from Bethenny on “The Real Housewives of New York,” but I argue that it is an important cultural musing, which signals a new era of disclo...
By Drs. Jennifer Chen, Yalda Afshar and Carolyn Alexander
Endometriosis was first described in the mid-19th century. It is a benign gynecological condition where endometrial glands and stroma grow outside of the uterus. It is a disease dependent on hormones, thus manifesting mostly in reproductive-age women.
Estrogen’s role in endometriosis is well-established. It is known that women w...
Just in time for summer, a new report links a widely-used and highly-effective sunscreen ingredient to an increased risk for women of being diagnosed with endometriosis, a leading cause of infertility. The ingredient, benzophenone or BP, is a UV-filter commonly found in a wide variety of popular sunscreens, spanning all price points and SPF levels from 15 up.