[Endometriosis and fertility preservation: CNGOF-HAS Endometriosis Guidelines]

Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol. 2018 Mar;46(3):368-372. doi: 10.1016/j.gofs.2018.02.010. Epub 2018 Mar 9.
[Article in French]


Fertility preservation (FP) techniques are progressing rapidly these past few years thanks to the oocyte vitrification. Indication of FP techniques is now extended to non-oncological situation that may induce risk of premature ovarian failure. Ovarian endometriosis can lead to premature ovarian failure and further infertility due to the high risk of ovarian cysts recurrence and surgery. To date, there is no cohort study regarding FP and endometriosis as well as no recommendation. Our purpose is to review the arguments in favor of FP in this specific area and to elaborate strategies according to each clinical form.

Keywords: Congélation de tissu ovarien; Endometriosis; Endométriose; Fertility preservation; Follicles; Follicules; Oocyte vitrification; Oocytes; Ovarian tissue Cryopreservation; Ovocytes; Préservation de la fertilité; Vitrification ovocytaire.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endometriosis / complications*
  • Endometriosis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Fertility Preservation*
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Reserve