Chapter 19. Endometriosis

  1. Andrew T. Goldstein MD3,
  2. Caroline F. Pukall PhD4 and
  3. Irwin Goldstein MD5
  1. Jennifer Droz1 and
  2. Fred M. Howard2

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308136.ch19

Female Sexual Pain Disorders

Female Sexual Pain Disorders

How to Cite

Droz, J. and Howard, F. M. (2009) Endometriosis, in Female Sexual Pain Disorders (eds A. T. Goldstein, C. F. Pukall and I. Goldstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308136.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  3. 5

    Sexual Medicine, Alvarado Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Advanced Laparoscopy, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183987

Online ISBN: 9781444308136



  • endometriosis;
  • endometriosis - presence of endometrial glands or stroma outside of endometrial cavity;
  • polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxin associated with confirmed endometriosis;
  • endometriosis diagnosis based on positive histology;
  • laparoscopy - ideal diagnostic tool with histologic sampling;
  • medical therapies for endometriosis and decreasing estrogen level;
  • combined oral contraceptives (COCs);
  • gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Etiology

  • Epidemiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Surgical Treatment

  • Conclusion

  • References