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'Not all in your head': Examining endometriosis

In this still from the documentary "Below the Belt," Kyung Jeon-Miranda, a Brooklyn-based artist, has a reflective moment impact of endometriosis on her fertility while sitting up in bed.
Below the Belt
In this still from Below the Belt, Kyung Jeon-Miranda, a Brooklyn-based artist, has a reflective moment. She is still trying to get pregnant despite the impact of endometriosis on her fertility.

Endometriosis is one of the most common diseases affecting those with uteruses. Despite its prevalence, proper diagnosis can take up to ten years, leaving many suffering without support or treatment.

State Representative Jillian Gilchrest recently launched a legislative working groupto advocate for better research and education policies across Connecticut. Arleigh Cole is a local public educator, and a member of the endometriosis working group.

Plus, we hear from Shannon Cohn, a filmmaker and public advocate for endometriosis awareness. She discusses her new documentary Below the Belt, and her efforts to educate medical and school professionals about the condition through her organization Endo What?


Connecticut Public intern Carol Chen contributed to this episode.

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Katie is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She has previously worked for CNN and News 8-WTNH.
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