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Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body. The disorder typically affects women in their 30s and 40s, but it can affect any woman who menstruates. Many women with endometriosis go undiagnosed because they don’t realize that their symptoms—which can include pain, infertility, and heavy periods— are not a normal part of menstruation or signs of a health condition.
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 Buck, L.G.M., Hediger, M.L., Peterson, C.M., Croughan, M., Sundaram, R., Stanford, J., Chen, Z., et al. (2011). Incidence of endometriosis by study population and diagnostic method: the ENDO study. Fertility and Sterility; 96(2): 360-5.
NICHD was founded in 1962 to investigate human development throughout the entire life process, with a focus on understanding disabilities and important events that occur during pregnancy.
Since then, research conducted and funded by NICHD has helped save lives, improve wellbeing, and reduce societal costs associated with illness and disability.
NICHD’s mission is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives. The institute also aims to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of people through optimal rehabilitation.