Many of us will know someone who suffers from endometriosis – but it’s not often talked about, perhaps because it’s a uterine condition. And its catch-22 is that the drugs now used to control it can adversely affect fertility.
This week’s New Scientist has some good news.
Two new drugs are the first to treat endometriosis without harming fertility. Researchers hope they will one day help the 10 per cent of women of reproductive age who suffer from the condition, which can cause infertility and chronic pain, and costs the US $20 billion dollars each year.