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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.