Updated: Aug 7, 2019
By SANAM YAR Oct 2018
In an op-ed for Women's Health published on Oct. 29, actor Tia Mowry wrote about her personal struggle with endometriosis. In the essay, Mowry described her difficulties not only in dealing with the chronic condition, but in getting the correct diagnosis in the first place. Mowry wrote that she experienced extreme pelvic pain for years, visiting multiple doctors before finally getting the proper diagnosis from an female, African-American doctor. Until then, medical professionals brushed off Mowry’s claims of intolerable pain, often insisting that she was just experiencing very bad cramps or should consider "working out" as a solution.