Guideline on the management of women with endometriosis

Issued : 18 September 2013

This guideline offers best practice advice on the care of women with suspected endometriosis as well as with endometriosis diagnosed by laparoscopy/laparotomy and/or histology. This clinical guideline provides recommendations on the diagnostic approach for endometriosis, including the symptoms predictive of endometriosis, the utility of medical technologies and of clinical examination for diagnosis. Treatments for endometriosis, as medical treatment, non-pharmacological treatment as well as surgery, are discussed for both relief of painful symptoms and for infertility due to endometriosis.

The effectiveness of medically assisted reproduction for endometriosis-associated infertility is discussed, as are therapies (medical treatment and surgery) adjunct to medically assisted reproduction.

Finally, information is also provided for the management of patients in whom endometriosis is found incidentally (without pain or infertility), for primary prevention of endometriosis, for the treatment of menopausal symptoms in patients with a history of endometriosis and for women with questions about the possible association of endometriosis and malignancy.

Invitation new guideline developement group members

Is endometriosis your thing? We are looking for you!
The ESHRE guideline on management of endometriosis (2013) is in need of an update and we are composing a new guideline development group.

Do you have a passion for endometriosis?
Please read the manual for ESHRE guideline development and apply for the guideline group, by sending the completed application form to before 31 July 2017.
We will review the applications and select the best profiles based on expertise, gender, and location across Europe.
You will be informed of the decision before 20 September 2017.