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Ostomy/Connection (OC) is an online publication for millions of people living with an ostomy around the world whose stories aren't represented – or misrepresented – in the media. With a diverse set of voices, we are defining our lives by sharing our opinions and experiences.

We are the destination for ostomates. Like our readers, our team of writers, editors, and artists are from different backgrounds. What we all have in common is lifesaving ostomy surgery — and lots of other things, too.

Most of all, we understand there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to ostomy life, after all, only you know what works best. But when you’re in an exclusive club like ours, staying connected is important and that’s why we’re here for you.

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