28 Mar 2017

Past Use of Oral Contraceptives Associated with Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis

March 28, 2017 by Richard Fehring, PhD, RN Background Research evidence is mixed as to whether the use of oral hormonal contraceptives (OC) can cause or facilitate endometriosis. Part of the reason for the mixed results is that, in previous studies, the extent of the endometriosis was not histologically staged and reasons for use of […]

24 Mar 2017

Charting with Endometriosis: An Interview with Specialist Dr. Yeung

Dr. Patrick Yeung is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Endometriosis at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. New medical student graduate and FACTS Student Ambassador Brianna Wynne recently spoke with Dr. Yeung in order to better understand endometriosis, a disease that can effect many women and negatively impact both their […]

21 Mar 2017

Prior Contraceptive Use Increases Risk of Endometriosis among Women without Children

March 21, 2017 by Richard Fehring, PhD, RN Background Endometriosis is a disease with limited treatment options that often results in pelvic pain, reduced quality of life, and infertility for women of reproductive age. Although oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are commonly used to treat endometriosis (i.e., treat the symptoms rather than the disease) there is […]

16 Mar 2017

Premenstrual Spotting Found to be Predictive of Endometriosis among Women with Infertility

Endometriosis can be a debilitating disease affecting about 6-10% of reproductive age women and is associated with pelvic pain and infertility. Since endometriosis is a progressive disease, diagnosing and surgically treating it early is important.

10 Mar 2017

Filling the Knowledge Gap with FACTS – How One Medical Student Learned about FABMs

by Ana-Maria Dumitru March 10th, 2017 I vividly remember the first time I heard anything about natural methods of family planning. I was a pre-teen who largely had no idea what was going on at any given point in time. I had been completely surprised by puberty and the onset of menstruation. My mom, bless […]