ESHRE has published their latest Guideline on Endometriosis. The new guideline was prepared by Christian Becker and past BSGE President Ertan Saridogan; it is available for download on the ESHRE website at https://www.eshre.eu/Guidelines-and-Legal/Guidelines/Endometriosis-guideline
The guideline offers best practice advice on the care of women with endometriosis, including recommendations on the diagnostic approach and treatments for endometriosis for both relief of painful symptoms and for infertility due to endometriosis. It provides more than 100 recommendations and is a full revision of, and hence replaces, the ESHRE Guideline on Endometriosis (2014), with major changes in recommendations regarding the relevance of diagnostic laparoscopy and post-operative hormone therapy.
In addition, a new section on endometriosis in adolescence provides information on diagnosis and appropriate treatments for symptom management in female adolescents and young adults. The topics of menopause, pregnancy and fertility preservation in relation with endometriosis have been addressed in more detail. Launching the guideline, Christian Becker and Ertan Saridogan said:
‘For all involved in the care of women with endometriosis, the latest ESHRE Guideline on Endometriosis is a must read.’