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Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth in the UK

On these pages you will find unbiased, accurate and up-to-date information about endometriosis. You can download any of our publications for further information. If you have any questions or simply need someone to talk to, you can call our free, confidential helpline.

Understanding endometriosis

Understand more about this little-known condition, as well as endometriosis symptoms, causes and statistics.

Getting diagnosed

Learn more about getting diagnosed with endometriosis

Endometriosis Treatment

Read more about treatment for endometriosis

Personal stories

Read about other women's experience of endometriosis, treatment and how they manage the condition.

Information for teenagers

Download our fact-filled information leaflets about endometriosis and periods for teenagers

Endometriosis glossary

Take a look at our glossary of commonly used endometriosis medical terms and phrases

Endometriosis FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about endometriosis

Endometriosis UK publications

Browse and download our free endometriosis publications and leaflets

Endometriosis facts and figures

Learn about the latest facts and figures about endometriosis

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and endometriosis 

All the latest information on COVID-19 and endometriosis. 


These information pages have been written for women who may have endometriosis and their families and friends. Health professionals may also find them useful as a supportive tool to help to explain treatment options for endometriosis. We make every effort to ensure that this content is reviewed regularly for accuracy and relevancy.

We only intend for this information to help you make any decisions you may face, but not to replace the medical advice from healthcare professionals. Please do continue to talk to your doctor if you are worried about any medical issues.

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