Women with endometriosis pose a higher risk for infertility and it can progress over time, which is why it’s important to seek help early.
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) March 15, 2019
One of the leading causes of infertility in women of reproductive age is endometriosis. To help raise awareness about endometriosis, a condition that is often characterized as confusing and enigmatic, Shady Grove Fertility, a national leader in infertility and IVF, is hosting a webinar about endometriosis for women who are trying to conceive on March 19, 2019 with Dr. Naveed Khan of SGF’s Leesburg, VA office.
“Just because a woman has endometriosis does not mean that she has infertility and will be unable to conceive – quite the contrary. However, women with endometriosis pose a higher risk for infertility and it can progress over time, which is why it’s important to seek help early,” adds Dr. Khan. “For women with diagnosed or suspected endometriosis who are trying to conceive, particularly women who have advanced endometriosis, a fertility evaluation is recommended sooner rather than later,” adds Khan.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the cells that are normally only found in the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) grow in other places other than the uterus. This can cause inflammation and damage to the Fallopian tubes, leading to infertility. If endometriosis affects the ovaries, ovarian cysts called endometriomas may form.
In addition to the free webinar event, SGF also created a complimentary Getting Pregnancy with Endometriosis eBook to inform and educate, covering topics such as common symptoms, how endometriosis is diagnosed, the impact the condition has on fertility, treatment options, and the success rates associated with fertility treatment. Patient stories from couples who have overcome infertility are also included. While endometriosis treatment approaches fall on a range of simple to complex, the eBook covers the topic from the patient’s point of view—with guidance dependent on symptoms and whether the woman is trying to conceive or not.
The other important aspect of Endometriosis Awareness Month is advocacy. Whether it’s by women sharing their individual fertility story or supporting others struggling with endometriosis, this month provides a platform to join the conversation. Become a part of Shady Grove Fertility’s active community, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to empower and uplift other women struggling with endometriosis.
To learn more about common causes of infertility such as endometriosis, SGF physicians host hundreds of educational events—in person and virtual—each year. While all SGF events are complimentary, interested parties must register to attend by visiting the Shady Grove Fertility calendar of events.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 50,000 babies born and counting. With 33 locations throughout MD, PA, VA, D.C., GA, and FL, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.