Endometriosis and estroprogestins: The chicken or the egg causality dilemma

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Abstract

Dysmenorrhea as a reason to initiate estroprogestins is significantly more common in women with endometriosis than in women without the disease. This might explain the previously reported mild association between endometriosis and past use of oral contraceptives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • dysmenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • estroprogestin
  • oral contraceptive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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