At least one in 10 women suffer with endometriosis, a disorder where the tissue that usually lines the inside of the uterus instead grows outside of it. Despite how common the condition is, it still takes an average of seven and a half years to be diagnosed.
Peggy Orenstein's widely hailed and bestselling memoir of her quest for parenthood begins when she tells her new husband that she's not sure she ever wants to be a mother; it ends six years later after she's done almost everything humanly possible to achieve that goal.
Mason Wheeler and Phillip got to sit down for a VULNERABLE conversation on Male Infertility and how they've dealt with the disappointment and other factors of the diagnosis.
In this series of visual essays, women talk about their most personal reproductive health issues and problems. Here, one woman talks about painful sex, something that affects 1 in 10 women. She is eventually diagnosed with severe endometriosis - but not before she spends years having her pain dismissed and misdiagnosed by doctors.