What are the latest diagnosis and treatment options for endometriosis? How to get pregnant if you have endometriosis? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, at the Yale School of Medicine.
- What is endometriosis?
- What causes some women to develop endometriosis and other women to not develop it?
- Is there a genetic component? Is endometriosis inherited?
- Is there a connection to the number of sexual partners a woman has had and her odds of getting endometriosis?
- What environmental factors or environmental toxins may affect a woman’s chance of developing endometriosis?
- What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
- What are the less common symptoms of endometriosis?
- What are the 5 most common and most effective treatments for endometriosis?
- What is the latest research showing us for diagnosis and treatment?
- How to get pregnant with endometriosis?
- What percentage of women with endometriosis are infertile?
- Does the severity of endometriosis and endometriosis symptoms correlate with the odds of it impacting a woman’s fertility?
- How does endometriosis affect fertility? What part of the disease makes it difficult to conceive?
- Does endometriosis cause miscarriage?
- Is it important to have a definitive diagnosis of endometriosis before you begin treatment?
- Does endometriosis affect a woman’s chances of conceiving, or does it primarily impact her ability to carry a pregnancy to term?
- Are there other health implications associated with endometriosis?
- Is endometriosis a type of cancer or similar to cancer?
- Are women with endometriosis at increased risk for cancer?
- Alternative treatments for endometriosis or supplements that may be effective.
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