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Watch on Demand: Ease the Pain of Endometriosis and Be Your Best Advocate

Updated on March 30, 2022
Article written by
Raelle Brown

Living with the pain of endometriosis can lead to a lot of questions about the unknown, from how to approach your diagnosis to managing fertility to forging a career path. To help answer those questions for the 1 in 10 women with endometriosis, MyEndometriosisTeam partnered with the Endometriosis Foundation Of America for Endometriosis Awareness Month.

EndoFound ambassador and former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer joined MyEndometriosisTeam co-founder Mary Ray for a passionate conversation on thriving with endometriosis.

Finkenauer shared information about her endometriosis symptoms and how she pushes through the pain. She also offered sterling advice for people to be their own advocates based on experiences throughout her life, both personal and professional.

Check out the video of the entire 40-minute conversation. Other topics Finkenauer discussed include:

  • Advocating with doctors to ease your symptoms
  • Navigating fertility concerns
  • Necessary steps to endometriosis awareness and change

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Speakers

Abby Finkenauer
Endometriosis Foundation of America ambassador and spokesperson Abby Finkenauer has lived with endometriosis since her early 20s. Starting in March 2020, she courageously advocated for the condition during her role as a United States representative. She is the daughter of a union pipefitter welder and a public school secretary who grew up in Sherrill, Iowa, a small town just outside of Dubuque. Her whole life, Abby stood with working families like the one she grew up in. In 2018, she took that fight to Congress, where she represented Northeast Iowa in the 1st Congressional District. Now, Finkenauer is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Mary Ray
Mary Ray, co-founder and COO of MyHealthTeam, has a deep understanding of consumer behavior and social networking, which has made the company’s mobile and web apps a daily habit for millions facing a chronic health condition. Her innovative vision for digital health solutions has transformed the way people connect with others who share their diagnosis, facilitating unfiltered conversation and accelerating access to trusted information. Recognized for building scalable platforms that drive consumer engagement, Mary was honored as a DTC Innovator and a PM360 ELITE in 2019. She has contributed to Forbes and been quoted in industry publications at the intersection of health and technology. She has spoken at conferences including the DTC Forum on Social Media and Technology, Health Datapalooza, and Digital Pharma. Mary is an advocate for women in technology and has served as a SXSW mentor and a speaker at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary School of Business and George Mason University.

Disclaimer: The information, including but not limited to, information from presenters, text, graphics, images, and other material shared during this event is for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard during this event.

All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.
Raelle Brown is the video producer at MyHealthTeam, where she leads, organizes, and writes about a wide range of events. Learn more about her here.

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