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With your support, Endo Black, Inc. will continue to provide crucial assistance to African American women living with endometriosis.
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Endo Black, Inc.: Advocating for Equality in Women's Health
In 1965, Martin Luther King declared, 'Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhumane.'"
Endo Black, Incorporated, led by black women, stands as a staunch advocate for African American women and women of color grappling with endometriosis.
The American Journal of OBGYN revealed a staggering statistic: 40% of African American women received a misdiagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease when they were actually dealing with endometriosis.
Today, black women continue to face significant challenges, including misdiagnoses, a dearth of resources and research, and a persisting health disparity rooted in decades of medical inequality.
Endo Black, Inc. addresses these issues head-on, offering:
- A secure, supportive environment
- Genuine connections and enduring friendships within the endo community
- Educational opportunities on women's reproductive health in the black community
- A platform for discussions on necessary policies, laws, and regulations to meet the needs of women impacted by endometriosis
The organization serves African American women between the ages of 18 and 45 who either have been diagnosed with endometriosis or suspect they may have it. Imagine a loved one, whether it's your mother, sister, or daughter, enduring excruciating pain, reduced to tears. Picture your aunt or niece rushed to the hospital, only to discover a ruptured cyst with two gallons of blood in her abdomen. Envision being told you have an STD when you're certain it's a UTI, yet the doctor dismisses your concerns due to racial bias.
This is the harsh reality faced by Lauren Kornegay, Founder and Executive Director of Endo Black, Inc. Diagnosed with endometriosis in March 2011, she intimately understands the pain and adversity experienced by the community. Stand with her in advancing the mission of advocacy and education.
For more information on how you can support us, please visit www.endoblack.org.