Endometriosis and infertility: the impact on quality of life and mental health
J Endometr Pelvic Pain Disord 2017; 9(2): 112 - 115
Article Type: POINT OF VIEW
AuthorsSalvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological diseases and has an incidence of about 6%-10% in women of reproductive age. It has been estimated that 50% of women with fertility problems have endometriosis. The management of infertility associated with endometriosis is difficult and controversial and it is important to provide a multidisciplinary approach in order to reduce the impact of these diseases on psychological and emotive well-being of affected women, as much as possible.
- • Accepted on 30/01/2017
- • Available online on 28/02/2017
- • Published in print on 06/06/2017
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- Vitale, Salvatore Giovanni [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
- La Rosa, Valentina Lucia [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
- Rapisarda, Agnese Maria Chiara [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 3
- Laganà, Antonio Simone [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unit of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Human Pathology in Adulthood and Childhood “G. Barresi”, University of Messina, Messina - Italy
Unit of Psychodiagnostics and Clinical Psychology, University of Catania, Catania - Italy
Department of General Surgery and Medical Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania - Italy