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NICHD Endometriosis Research Information

NICHD research on endometriosis aims to understand the causes of and mechanisms for the condition, to identify and develop effective ways to treat pain and infertility related to endometriosis, and even to find ways to prevent it from growing in the first place. These studies involve multiple NICHD organizational units and multiple disciplines, with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for women who have endometriosis and their families.