President, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine
|Normal Pelvic Anatomy This video illustrates normal pelvic anatomy through a laparoscopic view.||Laparoscopic Presacral Neurectomy This video presents the correct technique for presacral neurectomy for the treatment of central pelvic pain.|
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Million Woman March for Endometriosis 2014
Join us for the Million Woman March for Endometriosis
March 13, 2014, in Washington, D.C.,
London, Berlin, and Beyond…
We would like to invite you to join the Million Woman March for Endometriosis©, an internationally-coordinated awareness campaign that will occur worldwide on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in dozens of international capitals, including Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Kingston, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Oslo, Reykjavik, Rome, Stockholm, Valleta, and Washington, D.C., just to name a few. With an estimated 176 million women and girls throughout the world still living lives awash in anguish because of this devastating disorder, we believe that an internationally coordinated campaign is absolutely necessary to effect the changes that are needed to overturn the status quo.
Goals of the Million Woman March for Endometriosis
In addition to the broad goal of simply raising awareness, we will be seeking change in the following four (4) sectors:
1) Government-funded Health Organizations – We believe that it’s crucial to work with four U.S. governmental institutes in particular – The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the office of the Surgeon General – to effect the broad changes that are needed to overturn the status quo. Regarding the NIH, for example, we believe it’s imperative that the separate group which is dedicated exclusively to Endometriosis, Fibroids, and Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women be made much more visible to the public. Diabetes and other conditions have their own NIH-funded national television and print awareness campaigns; we believe the millions of women and girls suffering from endometriosis deserve the same.
2) Department of Education, Health Screening in Public Schools – We will be demanding that the Department of Education help us launch nationwide health screening in public schools to screen for endometriosis and other chronic pelvic pain conditions that afflict girls. Public schools already screen for a variety of health conditions, such as scoliosis and hearing and vision impairments; we believe girls with endometriosis and related conditions, who are especially susceptible to misdiagnosis, deserve the same.
3) Medical and Nursing School Educational Institutes – Even after numerous visits to their pediatricians, primary care physicians, gynecologists, school nurses, and emergency room practitioners, millions of women and girls with endometriosis, fibroids, and chronic pelvic pain are still going undiagnosed for several years or are receiving grossly inadequate care. This is truly unconscionable and constitutes a national health crisis. Our nation’s medical and nursing schools must do a better job of educating future physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Therefore, we will be demanding change at these public and private institutions. We will also be asking medical researchers to help us find cures and develop noninvasive tests for disorders that have been devastating millions of lives for thousands of years.
4) Media coverage, public education campaigns – And, finally, we are holding this worldwide mass demonstration to raise awareness in the media and in our local communities. Media coverage about endometriosis, for example, is woefully inadequate. There have been many hour-long specials about obesity and diabetes featured on CNN, or on the cover of Time Magazine. However, we are still waiting for the same consideration to be given to the millions of women and girls who have had their lives torn apart by one of the most painful and crippling disorders ever catalogued in the history of humankind. We will also be reaching out to private foundations to consider supporting researchers so that a cure can be found and noninvasive screening tests can be developed.
Please visit the website for more information.
Dr. Camran Nezhat
Dr. Farr Nezhat,
Dr. Ceana Nezhat
Dr. Azzie Nezhat
Sponsors, Million Woman March for Endometriosis©