How Can ERC Help

The ERC offers many supportive programs and educational materials on an international and local level.


Sometimes, teenagers and young women lack support and validation from both the home and the school; told the pain is “all in their head,” that they are “faking it,” that their debilitating cramps are “normal” and “a part of womanhood,” that they are merely suffering from “the curse,” or that they should just “grin and bare it.” Their symptoms may also be dismissed as a sexually transmitted disease, which endometriosis absolutely is not. Failure to acknowledge and address symptoms early in the disease process can lead to significant delays in diagnosis and necessary, subsequent treatments. Lack of support from family and loved ones can also add to the patient’s pain and fear.

GirlTalk Facebook Forum:

The GirlTalk Facebook Forum is a private, moderated social media forum that provides support and information. Please visit our ERC GirlTalk Facebook forum at:

For more information on support programs, please check out the ERC website at

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