Prevalence and genesis of endometriosis.

  title={Prevalence and genesis of endometriosis.},
  author={Tahir A Mahmood and A. A. Templeton},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={6 4},
A group of 1542 pre-menopausal Caucasian women were assessed prospectively to investigate the prevalence of endometriosis. The women were either having laparoscopy because of infertility (n = 654), undergoing laparoscopic sterilization (n = 598), having laparoscopy because of chronic abdominal and pelvic pain (n = 156) or undergoing abdominal hysterectomy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding (n = 134). Endometriosis was noted more frequently among women being investigated for infertility (21… CONTINUE READING