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.
The faces of endometriosis research (1/3): Nations
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.