Expert: Endometriosis Awareness Month | March 2022

Published: 17 March 2022

Endometriosis is a common and sometimes debilitating condition experienced by women of reproductive age that may cause chronic pelvic pain and is sometimes associated with infertility. Even though endometriosis has been researched extensively, it is a complex disease that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. (Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada)

Here is an expert from McGill University who can provide comment on this issue:

Togas Tulandi, Full Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

It is estimated that over 170 million women worldwide suffer from endometriosis. It is found in up to 50% of women with infertility and 70% of those with pelvic pain. Other manifestations of endometriosis include painful periods and/or intercourse, it may also be linked to anxiety and depression, and reduced quality of life. Treatment depends on several factors such as age, desire to conceive, and severity of the symptoms.”

Togas Tulandi is a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where he also serves at the Milton Leong Chair in Reproductive Medicine, and the Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). His research interests include minimally invasive and reproductive surgery and endometriosis.

togas.tulandi [at] (English)

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