PROJECT “classification of endometriosis”

Classification of endometriosis

In 2019, a working group was established with representatives of 5 societies in the field to collaboratively work towards a classification system for endometriosis. The societies involved are ESHRE, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and the World Endometriosis Society (WES).

In development of an international classification for endometriosis, several intermediate steps were identified, two of which are:

  1. To map and assess the currently published classification systems, including studies that have attempted to validate them (Review)
  2. To agree on a common terminology in endometriosis (Glossary)

The draft papers for these 2 goals were published for stakeholder review until 28 February 2021. The updated papers will be submitted for publication in HROpen in April 2021