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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aravind Kuchkuntla, M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Risk factors predisposing women to the development of endometriosis include early age at menarche, nulliparity, positive family history, and the presence of congenital cervical stenosis or obstructive lesions in the uterovaginal tract.

Risk Factors

The risk factors predisposing women to develop endometriosis include the following:[1][2]

References

  1. Thomsen LH, Schnack TH, Buchardi K, Hummelshoj L, Missmer SA, Forman A; et al. (2017). "Risk factors of epithelial ovarian carcinomas among women with endometriosis: a systematic review". Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 96 (6): 761–778. doi:10.1111/aogs.13010. PMID 27565819.
  2. Lassus H, Pasanen A, Bützow R (2015). "[Is endometriosis a premalignant condition to ovarian carcinoma?]". Duodecim. 131 (19): 1777–84. PMID 26638662.
  3. Cramer DW, Missmer SA (2002). "The epidemiology of endometriosis". Ann N Y Acad Sci. 955: 11–22, discussion 34-6, 396–406. PMID 11949940.

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