Endometriosis is associated with infertility to various degrees, depending on the location of the endometrial implant and the severity of the disease. Multiple mechanisms have been proposed to describe the deleterious effects of endometriosis on oocyte quality and ovarian reserve, tubal dysfunction, and eventual impairment in implantation. Furthermore, it is not only the symptoms of endometriosis that warrant attention but also the related infertility that must be addressed. Based on certain prognostic factors, controlled ovarian stimulation followed by intrauterine insemination would be recommended in some cases however, when the latter fails or when poor prognostic factors are present, in vitro fertilization should be offered. Ultimately, oocyte donation programs may offer the opportunity for parenthood to couples that fail to conceive after in vitro fertilization. © 2013 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Title of host publication||Endometriosis: A Multidisciplinary Approach|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2013|