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The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Endometriosis Stats

Endometriosis is a common cause of infertility and yet it is often not diagnosed.  Here is the fact sheet and statistics about the disorder:

Endometriosis Facts & Statistics

  • Most women with endometriosis suffer pain—and present symptoms—up to a full decade prior to diagnosis.
  • Approximately 176 million women and girls worldwide suffer from endometriosis; 8.5 million in North America alone.
  • Associated costs of the disease are estimated to be a staggering $22 billion annually.
  • The average woman is 27 when she is first diagnosed with endometriosis.
  • Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of  female infertility. While it is one of the most treatable, it remains the  least treated.

-Cindy

7 comments

  1. This is my story!!! I first experienced the severe pain of endometriosis and ended up in the ED multiple times to treat it at age 19. I was finally diagnosed at 30…and here I am…I just found out I am pregnant today following my first IVF! God is good. Thank you for bringing about awareness regarding the prevalence of endometriosis.

    • Congrats! Another win for IVF. God is great. It’s tough remaining faithful through IF but if we can good things happen. -Josh

    • WOW! What exciting news! Congratulations!! I will be praying for you and a healthy pregnancy. I can’t beleive you went 10 years undiagnoses but that seems to be common. Hopefully the more research that is done on Endo the more the medical community will be able to help women with this disorder and help them much sooner. I am soooo excited for you!

  2. Wow, great facts. My wifewife began experiencing problems with endo at 16. Those annual coats are ridiculous. Thanks for sharing. -Josh

    • There are so many women in the infertility community that are affected and many that are unaware that it has a name. I am so pleased that IVF worked for you and your wife. It truly is a blessing!

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