Episodes: Masonry

Ep100: Interview with Excision Surgeon Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar

Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar (he/him) is an expert excision surgeon who also advocates and spreads awareness of correct information of endometriosis. He’s performed almost 2000 surgeries, and has been running his multidisciplinary endometriosis practice for over 7 years. He is the founder and director of the Indian Centre for Endometriosis (ICE), which is a knowledge bank...

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Ep99: Endometriosis Care – A Chat with Olivia Nwankudu, Founder/Executive Director of ESIF

Olivia Nwankudu (she/her) is an endometriosis advocate and Founder of EndoSurvivors International Foundation (ESIF); a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness about endometriosis, educating the public about endometriosis, and supporting endometriosis patients in Nigeria. ESIF is also committed to reducing period poverty and improving school retention through the free distribution of sanitary pads to school...

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Ep98: Identifying as Disabled

We continue our series on disability by talking about identifying as disabled with endometriosis, internalized ableism, invisible or non-apparent disability, the social vs the medical model of disability, and language around disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying...

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Ep97: Endometriosis Care – A Chat with Soha Wahb, founder of Endo In Arabic

Soha Wahb (she/her) is a Lebanese medical student at the American University of Beirut, and founder of “Endo In Arabic”, an initiative that aims to provide accurate information about Endometriosis in both English and Arabic, and to shed light on patients’ struggles and the factors hindering access to proper care. In this episode, Soha brings...

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Ep96: The Psychological Toll of Medical Gaslighting

We talk about some common examples of medical gaslighting that we may have heard from our doctors, and delve into the psychological toll it can take on us. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/insixteenyears

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Ep95: What are Endometriosis Guidelines? Interview with Kate Boyce

There are various endometriosis guidelines worldwide which guide gynecologists in treating endometriosis and set the standard of care. Amy speaks with Kate Boyce (she/her), who is the co-founder of the Instagram and webpage EndoGirlsBlog, which provides accurate information to people with endometriosis. Kate is a board certified patient advocate and endometriosis patient herself. We talk...

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Ep94: The Medical vs Social Model of Disability. Part 2

We talk about the medical and the social model of disability, and our thoughts on how it applies to endometriosis and chronic illness in general. These 2 models, which we explained about in episode 93, are just 2 ways of many to look at disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE...

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Ep93: The Medical vs Social Model of Disability. Part 1

Like all things in life, there are many perspectives and ways of looking at disability and the social, political, cultural, and economic factors that define it. Two of the main models are the social model and the medical model, which we have a general discussion about today. We will take a deeper dive into the...

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Ep92: Hormonal Medication Options for Endometriosis

In episode 91, we talked at length about how no hormonal medications actually treat the disease, in spite of this prevalent misinformation among the medical community. Excision is the gold standard treatment and the only one that can remove all endometriosis at the root. However, hormonal suppression may help us with our SYMPTOMS and allow...

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Ep91: What Can Hormonal Suppression Actually Do For Endometriosis?

Hormonal suppression – such as combined hormonal contraception, IUDs, progestins like Dienogest/Visanne, or GNRH analogs like Lupron, Orilissa, Zoladex , Synarel, Prostap, etc – MAY help SOME people with their endometriosis SYMPTOMS. However, no hormonal medications actually treat the disease, in spite of this prevalent misinformation among the medical community. We break down flawed methodology...

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Ep90: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Dr. Amy Stein

We welcome Dr. Amy Stein, a physical therapist at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain. In addition to being the founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC, Dr. Stein has served as the President – and is currently on the advisory board – of the International Pelvic Pain Society. She...

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Ep89: Endometriosis and Disability

We break down the definition of disability under the ADA or the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as mention the WHO criteria. We also discuss dynamic as well as “invisible” or non-apparent disability. This is the first episode in a series we are doing on disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES:...

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