Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Reprod Immunol. 2002 May-Jun;55(1-2):73-83.

New advances in the understanding of endometriosis related infertility.

Author information

  • 1Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208063, New Haven, CT 06520-8063, USA.


The association between endometriosis and infertility is complex. Nevertheless, in the absence of tubal distortion considerable evidence suggests four principle factors likely to contribute to subfertility. These include impaired folliculogenesis, decreased fertilization, inflammatory factors in follicular, peritoneal and reproductive tract fluid, and implantation defects. The potential impact of each of these is critically examined. The role of endometriomas, prior surgeries and donor oocytes is also discussed.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk