NIH Funds Study To Understand Relationship Between Endometriosis, Infertility, And Stroke In Women

UArizona Mel & Enid College of Public Health researchers including BIO5 member Dr. Leslie Farland, will lead an NIH funded research study that investigates the association between endometriosis, infertility, and stroke burden in women. Endometriosis is a chronic gynecology disease experienced by approximately 10% of all women. It occurs when endometrial-like tissue, which is usually found lining the walls of the uterus, is located outside the uterus and is characterized by increased levels of inflammation and aberrant immune function. It can be incredibly painful, causing loss of productivity and infertility.