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.