To examine the belief that women with endometriosis have « voluntarily » delayed childbirth, the authors used a case-control approach to assess the relation between sexual, contraceptive, and reproductive factors and endometriosis.
A total of 104 laparoscopically confirmed newly diagnosed cases of endometriosis were identified from a gynecologic specialty clinic in western New York state in 1987.
Two control groups were used : 1) 100 friend controls, and 2) 98 medical controls.
No differences were found between study groups on use of reliable birth control, use of birth control before a first pregnancy, age at first intercourse, frequency of intercourse, decisions to delay pregnancy, age at first pregnancy, or measures of body size.
Mots-clés Pascal : Endométriose, Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Comportement sexuel, Contraception, Fertilité, Reproduction, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Utérus pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Endometriosis, Epidemiology, Human, Female, Sexual behavior, Contraception, Fertility, Reproduction, New York, United States, North America, America, Female genital diseases, Uterine diseases
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Code Inist : 002B20C01. Création : 09/06/1995.