How endometriosis affects fertility
Endometriosis is associated with infertility. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine states that endometriosis is found in 24 to 50 percent of women who are experiencing infertility. While it is not entirely clear how endometriosis affects fertility, there are some possible explanations. Women with endometriosis may have a harder time becoming pregnant.
Endometriosis is a very common, chronic gynecological condition that mostly affects women of reproductive age. It occurs when the endometrium (inner uterine lining) grows outside of the uterus. The most common places for this abnormal tissue to grow are the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic peritoneum (lining of the pelvic cavity), uterine ligaments and its outer surface, bladder, intestines, and rectum.