This short synthesis presents the main findings of the EndoSci project, which analyzes one century of scientific literature dedicated to endometriosis.
Gender is a sensitive topic regarding endometriosis research. The field has traditionnally been a male bastion, though I produce evidence that it is a rapidly waning one. I also reflect on the factors connecting gender with endometriosis R&D in specific national contexts, as well as on the potential influence of gender on the content of research.
Specific institutions, including universities and hospitals, carry out endometriosis research worldwide. In this article, I present an overview of the different organizations involved in such research, as well as the emerging patterns regarding their contributions.
In this article, I uncover the geographical aspects of endometriosis research. The scientific output is characterized by its polarization, with a few countries emerging as the true leaders of the global effort (i.e., Italy, Belgium…). Thematic priorities feature some patterns, but can also be relatively fragmented.
Endometriosis research is dominated by the biomedical sciences, in spite of a recent increase in disciplinary diversity. In this article, I review the key topics covered by endometriosis science, highlighting the long-term evolution of themes, the balance between pain and fertility, and the development of clinical trials.
Endometriosis was first medically described in the 19th century, but its history is much more ancient. In this article, I summarize the long-term scientific background of the study, before zooming on the recent developments. In particular, I review the (very limited) budget attributed to endometriosis R&D in the early 21st century.
Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease associated with pain and infertility. In this project, I analyze one century of scientific research dedicated to this illness, highlighting issues of public interest, such as dedicated resources, covered topics, national and gender specificities.