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.
The Science of Endometriosis: a long and blurry history
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.
Making sense of endometriosis? Exploring one century of scientific research
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.