For Medical Professionals

Endometriosis affects:

1 in 10 women of reproductive age
5 in 10 women* who are experiencing infertility
5 in 10 women* with chronic pelvic pain

*statistics based on women who undergo laparoscopic assessment of infertility and pelvic pain
- Taken from endometriosisinfo.ca

Most people with endometriosis who have achieved a diagnosis can speak to the long and winding road to get there, potentially visiting many doctors before finding one who is up to date on current treatment options and diagnostic methods. Doctors may feel a similar frustration when coming up against an illness that they are unfamiliar with, or when symptoms seem go against what they were originally taught about endometriosis. Please see the resources for physicians below for additional information about endometriosis.

Resources

SOGC’s Clinical Practice Guideline

World Endometriosis Society’s Consensus on Current Management of Endometriosis