Researching areas that help me support Women to be the best versions of themselves.
There are so many areas that pique my interest that I’ve amassed a collection of references that I have used/do use when writing, being interviewed, creating programs, when working on patient plans and for just plain curiosity.
You’ll find some of them below.
Delayed diagnosis of endometriosis disadvantages women in ART: a retrospective population linked data study.
What was the study asking?
Does endometriosis affect the clinical outcomes in women with infertility using assisted reproductive technology (ART)?
What did they find?
The timing of diagnosis with endometriosis influenced clinical outcomes of ART.Women who were not diagnosed prior to fertility treatment underwent more ART cycles and were less likely to report a birth compared with women who were diagnosed prior to fertility treatment.
What is the take home message?
This study reflects what I see frequently in clinical practice, which is how long it normally takes for women to be diagnosed with endometriosis due to missed or delayed diagnosis.This delay has a significant impact on women’s fertility as seen in this study, but also their general health and quality of life.
A vital first step in effective clinical management of endometriosis is early and accurate diagnosis.
Moss KM et al. Delayed diagnosis of endometriosis disadvantages women in ART: a retrospective population linked data study. Human Reproduction 2021; deab216.