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Endometriosis can have a debilitating effect on women’s lives. It can take 6.5 years before a woman gets a diagnosis and, because the cause is unknown, there is no effective treatment or cure.

What is endometriosis?

Cause of endometriosis

Endometriosis diagnosis

Endometriosis treatment

Endometriosis fertility and pregnancy

Our endometriosis research

Hudson Institute is leading research into women’s reproductive health and is home to some of the world’s top scientists in endometrial research.

Our researchers were the first in the world to discover stem cells in the endometrium and have made important discoveries in understanding how menstruation works.

By better understanding the disease, researchers hope to develop a non-invasive early diagnostic test, investigate the potential of non-surgical and non-hormonal treatment options, and improve detection of infertility in women with endometriosis.

VIEW VIDEO | World-leading endometriosis researcher, Professor Caroline Gargett, discusses the latest advances in her field.
Dr Fiona Cousins, Endometriosis RRR broadcast
LISTEN TO | Dr Fiona Cousins discussing endometriosis
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Role of endometrial stem cells in endometriosis

Professor Caroline Gargett from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute

Through this large project Prof Caroline Gargett aims to understand how endometriosis risk genes affect endometrial stem cells function and their role in causing endometriosis.

This knowledge may assist in designing new therapies for endometriosis. This important project is supported by a US$2 million grant from the United States.

New treatment targets for endometriosis

A non-invasive diagnostic for endometriosis and adenomyosis

Investigating the link between endometriosis and infertility

Endometriosis collaborators

Support for people with endometriosis

Our scientist cannot provide medical advice. To find out about clinical trials the Australian Clinical trials Registry.

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