To describe the epidemiology of endometriosis in women attending family planning clinics with special reference to contraceptive methods.
Design-Non-randomised cohort study with follow up of subjects for up to 23 years.
Disease was measured by first hospital admission rates since endometriosis can be diagnosed with accuracy only at laparotomy or laparoscopy.
Setting-17 family planning centres in England and Scotland.
Subjects-17 032 married white women aged 25-39 years at entry during 1968-74 who were taking oral contraceptives or using an intrauterine device or diaphragm.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Endométriose, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Ecosse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Female, Female genital diseases, Endometriosis, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Scotland
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0261384
Code Inist : 002B20C01. Création : 199406.