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Fertil Steril. 2000 Jun;73(6):1089-96.

Medical management of endometriosis and infertility.

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Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the literature on the use of medical management of endometriosis and infertility.

DESIGN:

Literature review.

RESULT(S):

Endometriosis is a common finding in women with infertility, but the mechanism by which it renders a woman infertile remains unclear. Despite many years of controversy and debate, there remains a strong bias against medical treatment for endometriosis-associated infertility. A review of the current literature suggests that medical management of endometriosis may be effective in selected patients and in certain settings, including patients undergoing IVF.

CONCLUSION(S):

A closer look at the question of medical management of endometriosis reveals that much remains to be learned before a final decision can be made about the use of medical therapies, such as GnRH agonists, for endometriosis and associated infertility.

PMID:
10856462
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