Archive for June, 2006


Picture of Corinna Schmid and Joseph Maldonado New law in Spain allocates more money to investigate endometriosis
27 June 2006

A law in the Spanish Congress of Representatives was approved unanimously recognising endometriosis and has lead to the Spanish government allocating more money to the fight against this chronic disease.

Red hair gene not linked to endometriosis
15 June 2006

June 2006 Contrary to what has been suggested by some “cross-sectional” studies, red hair colour is not associated with a higher or lower risk of endometriosis, the results of a prospective study indicate. However, the association may be affected by fertility status. Previous reports have identified alterations in coagulation (clotting) and immune function among women […]

Surgery may improve endometriosis-related sub-fertility
15 June 2006

June 2006 IVF can be perceived as the last hope in achieving pregnancy, yet researchers at Stanford University have looked at patients with previous IVF failures who conceived following laparoscopic treatment for endometriosis. Out of 29 patients with prior IVF failures, 22 (76%) conceived following laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis, including non-IVF pregnancies and seven IVF […]

Council conclusions for women’s health in Europe accepted by all Member States
13 June 2006

The Council of the European Union has formally recognised the need that more attention is given to women’s health issues – and endometriosis is again highlighted as a disease which deserves specific attention.

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