Endometriosis -How to treat

Australian Doctor- How to treat article
August 2007

Sukhbir Sony Singh MD, and Alan Lam, MD
From the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery (Drs. Singh and Lam), Sydney, Australia,

ABSTRACT

Endometriosis is a common condition affecting the health and wellbeing of 10-15% of Australian women of reproductive age. Despite increasing awareness of this condition through the dedicated work of patient support groups and continuing medical education, there remains a delay to diagnosis of 7-9 years. If left untreated, endometriosis may result in significant disruption to a woman's life, including starin on interpersonal relationships and economic consequences for both the individual and society at large.

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