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Stepfh El started to develop signs of endometriosis from the age of 11. She was misdiagnosed for years, until 2014, when she had emergency surgery for her chronic pelvic pain.

“They thought I had appendicitis, but it turned out I had quite severe endometriosis and my whole pelvic cavity was glued to my pelvic wall,” she said.

Since then, the 32-year-old has had a further seven surgeries.

Each month, she spends between $200 and $600 on pain medication, although the pain is never completely gone.

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