Endometriosis and infertility: a committee opinion

Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep;98(3):591-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.05.031. Epub 2012 Jun 15.


Women with endometriosis typically present with pelvic pain, infertility, or an adnexal mass, and may require surgery. Treatment of endometriosis in the setting of infertility raises a number of complex clinical questions that do not have simple answers. This document replaces the 2006 ASRM Practice Committee document of the same name.

MeSH terms

  • Endometriosis / complications*
  • Endometriosis / diagnosis
  • Endometriosis / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / etiology*
  • Peritoneum / physiology