Echoing Voices of Disparities in Endometriosis through Education and Awareness

EndoEcho Initiative

Lesley Boadu, a recent University of Richmond graduate with aspirations to become an OB/GYN, stands at the forefront of a collaborative endeavor with EndoArmy. EndoArmy seeks to empower Lesley’s efforts in creating the EndoEcho initiative, focused on catalyzing systemic change within gynecologic medicine, with a particular emphasis on addressing healthcare disparities. Lesley and her supportive network hope to educate and empower underrepresented patients and individuals, with a special focus on youth, people of color, and the LGBTQ community to promote advocacy for their health effectively. 


Join Us!

EndoEcho is thrilled to announce its multi-day educational community event taking place in Richmond, VA, from July 15th to July 20th. EndoEcho’s primary focus will be on tackling the pressing issue of racial disparities in endometriosis care.

Tickets are free but please RSVP so we know a rough estimate of how many people will be coming!

Join us for an event featuring a diverse lineup of speakers and panelists, including endometriosis and pelvic health surgical specialist Dr. Kenneth Barron, EndoEcho founder Lesley Boadu, patient advocate and EndoArmy director Kianna Scott, maternal mental health specialist and doula Natasha Aldridge, pelvic floor physical therapists Amanda Miller and Emily Driscoll, community mental health advocate Lucie Amrhein, with more to come!

It doesn’t stop at education! We’ll delve into the needs of future community outreach programs alongside you, our local community. Engage in interactive workshops and sessions where you can connect with specialists, and empower youth, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and fellow patients to foster community and discover improved care options!

Topics will include:

  • Unveiling the Past: Tracing the History of Endometriosis Amidst Racial and Gender Injustices
  • Empowering Unbiased Care: Navigating Current Endometriosis Treatments, Research Insights, and the Evolving Landscape of Gynecological Care
  • Endo Expert Q&A: Insights from the Specialists
  • Catalyzing Change: Addressing Racial Disparities in Healthcare & Empowering Patients for Systemic Impact
  • Pharmaceutical Ethos: Navigating Testing, Inequities, and Ethical Conundrums
  • Teen Talk: Take Charge of Your Health Now with Doctor Barron
  • Nutrition and Holistic Health: Empowering Endometriosis Management
  • Supporting Through Understanding: A Guide for Partners and Loved Ones of Endometriosis Patients
  • Beyond the Pain: Understanding Endometriosis-Associated Infertility
  • Fertility Equity: Addressing Disparities in Fertility Care through a Holistic Lens, Including Race & LGBTQ Consideration
  • Unlocking Relief: The Role of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Endometriosis Care

We hope to see you there!!