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Risk factors associated with endometriosis and pelvic pain
Endometriosis affects 5-10% of women, and is found more commonly among those with pelvic pain and infertility. The etiology remains poorly understood but may include presentation of ectopic uterine tissue to the peritoneum mediated by incessant menstruation and aberrant circulating levels of sex hormones. Although oral contraceptives (OCPs) and exercise are prescribed to reduce the symptoms of endometriosis and related pain and infertility, their value in preventing endometriosis remains unclear. We plan to model the risk of endometriosis among young Australian women in relation to a) prior exercise history and b) OCP exposure accounting for appropriate confounders and effect modifiers.
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Prof Wendy Brown
Mr Gregory Goldstein
Mr Frank Tu
Ms Kristen Pozolo
Ms Sangeeta Senapati
Ms Jennifer Beaumont
Ms Hongyan Du