Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Estimated Market Size

According to The Endometriosis Association, endometriosis affects 5.5 million women in the United States and Canada and millions more worldwide.

  • 71-87% of women with chronic pelvic pain suffer from endometriosis.
  • 25-40% of infertility cases are believed to be the result of endometriosis.
  • Endometriosis is believed to be the cause in 53% of the cases of teenagers with severe cramps.

Current Standard of Care

  • Pain medication
  • Hormone therapy
    • Oral contraceptives and progestins
    • Androgens
  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists, (GnRH agonists), for example, Lupron® (leuprolide acetate). Chronic administration of GnRH agonists reduces the number of GnRH receptors and thereby blocks the action of GnRH in stimulating the pituitary to secrete FSH and LH.
    • GnRH agonists tend to promote bone loss
    • Treatment limited to not more than six months concurrently.
    • Upon cessation of treatment, symptoms typically return within a short time period.
  • Conservative surgery
  • Hysterectomy
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