Being a gynecologist isn’t the same as being an endometriosis expert.

Daantje Bons for LINDA.

If you’ve completed the exciting adventure of getting your endometriosis diagnosis, you probably feel relief. International research conducted by organizations such as ESHRE, APPG and the EndoFound have concluded that it takes an average of 8 years for diagnosis…


An incredible and long overdue victory for Britney Spears

Britney Spears personal Instagram

Earlier this month, Jamie Spears filed a petition to resign as his famous daughter’s conservator and end the conservatorship altogether. After Britney’s gut-wrenching testimony in court in June 2021, fans around the world have been eagerly awaiting this moment. …


The answer is pretty good, actually.

“The Crimson Wave” by Jen Lewis

The German band Deichkind, in a thematically entirely unrelated song, rapped a brilliant line that stuck with me ever since I first heard it. The translation goes something like this: “The experts can confirm it, they’re finally sure/it’s been discussed at length and thought…


New legislation is creating a 21st-century witch hunt

19th century illustration of the trial of Martha Corey, source: The Washington Post

For context:

The Alabama abortion ban made headlines in 2019 as the strictest abortion ban at the time. House Bill 314 made abortion illegal, even in cases of rape and incest, and foresaw prison sentences for women who terminated their pregnancies, as well as the doctors who performed the procedures (up to…


“You’ve experienced medical trauma,” my therapist said to me.

Trauma. The word kept on ringing in my ears. It was difficult to make peace with. It seemed too big. Trauma, in my mind, was reserved for war veterans and victims of abuse — it certainly wasn’t reserved for someone like me.

“Splitting” by Solomon Kammer

My Body Is My Home

I was visiting my parents. The mess of…


It turns out most people know next to nothing about the menstrual cycle — even the ones that do menstruate!

Source: Canva

Since menstruation started being the main focus of my research, friends (and readers!) have started approaching me with questions about the menstrual cycle. …


Sitting in the waiting room of a fertility clinic and being there for the opposite reason of everyone else.

“Visions of Femininity”, Alina Gross

I was sitting in the waiting room of a private gynecological hospital. The beautiful furniture, fake fireplace, and classy ornaments made me nervous about the bill. Sitting stiffly in the deep blue armchair, fidgeting with a glass of water in my lap, I looked around and soaked in all the…


Uncovering the final mystery of the female condition.

Source: Canva.com

Women’s suffrage has been through many wars: from the fight for women to legally have basic human rights to the re-defining of gender roles. Yet, menstruation and reproductive health have somehow still managed to remain taboo.

Menstrual activism is the new wave of feminism.

It’s always baffled me how something as intimate as abortion is considered appropriate public…


“Just give me five minutes”, she said.

Melani Sosa

It was pride month 2019. My best friend and I decided to have ourselves a road trip, celebrate my birthday, and go all out for a fabulous pride celebration. We decided on Seattle.

This was my first time visiting the United States. I…


People are using social media to raise endometriosis awareness, and it’s fun.

Sinead Smythe personal Instagram

There are approximately 176 million women in the world who suffer from endometriosis, and they’re tired of you not knowing what this means. …

Alekszandra Rokvity

PhD candidate focusing on endometriosis (Medical Humanities and Cultural Studies). Stay connected and follow my progress: @rokvity on Instagram

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