Editor’s choice: endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful condition of the female reproductive system. Cells that usually line the inside of the uterus (endometrial cells), start to grow outside of it. As a consequence, women suffering from the disease often have fertility problems. Symptoms, which include pelvic pain and heavy period pain, subside with the menopause. The causes of endometriosis are currently not clearly defined but include genetic and environmental risk factors.

This Editor’s Choice collection showcases our latest research into the diagnosis, treatment, and better understanding of endometriosis.

Representation of the female reproductive system

Basic biology of endometriosis

Diagnosis and treatment

Prediction of risk factors