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Despite the prevalence of endometriosis, people often live with pain and other symptoms for years before being diagnosed. (Shutterstock)

Endometriosis: How advocacy, awareness and algorithms could shorten the long wait for diagnosis and treatment

People living with endometriosis wait an average of 7.5 years for a diagnosis. Social science researchers are working to identify ways to help reduce this timeline.
In women with endometriosis, tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus, causing pain and infertility. Nikodash/Shutterstock

Research Check: have scientists found the cause of endometriosis?

The research, mostly in mice, delivers some interesting new insights about endometriosis but we still haven’t found the cause, let alone a cure.
Women with endometriosis need evidence-based information to make informed choices about their treatment. Timothy Paul Smith

Considering surgery for endometriosis? Here’s what you need to know

Endometriosis is cut or vaporised with an electric current or laser. It ranges from a simple, 20 minute operation to complex surgery involving important organs such as the bowel and bladder.
Endometriosis can cause a number of symptoms, including pain during sex and pelvic pain outside of the period cycle. Jon Ly

I have painful periods, could it be endometriosis?

Endometriosis can cause a number of severe symptoms, including period pain. But painful periods alone aren’t a surefire indicator of endometriosis. Here’s what else to look out for.
When looking for the right pill, women want to weigh up the cost, safety, efficacy and side effects of the pill. NordWood Themes

How to choose the right contraceptive pill for you

There are more than 30 different types of contraceptive pills. But brand names such as Microgynon, Levlen, Yaz and Brenda give little indication of the ingredients, dose or who should use them.

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