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Endometriosis and infertility: the impact on quality of life and mental health

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

DOI:10.5301/je.5000274

Authors

Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà

Abstract

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.

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Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has financial interest related to this study to disclose.

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Affiliations

  • 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

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