Endometriosis Research in the News

  • 29 Mar 2017

Recent news highlights the struggle for understanding and diagnosis that women with endometriosis face. New research being undertaken by Dr Anna Ponnampalam at the Liggins Institute and the University of Auckland Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology may lead to easier identification of the disease, as well as more effective treatments.

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Fresh hope for the disease that's making Kiwi women's lives a …

#Watch It's a disease making Kiwi women's lives a living hell. But now, New Zealand research into the cause of endometriosis is offering fresh hope for sufferers.

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“Most of the time women get diagnosed only when they figure out they can’t get pregnant,” Dr Ponnampalam recently told reporter Eloise Gibson at Newsroom. “There are a lot of women and girls who are not diagnosed, but if you look at women with infertility or chronic pelvic pain 50 to 60 percent of them will be diagnosed with endometriosis.” When speaking to Josie Steenhart at Stuff she explained: “If we can figure out the exact molecular pathway behind endometriosis, and what triggers it, we will have a good chance of developing effective treatments.”

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