Endometriosis is a chronic condition causing multiple health burdens among women of reproductive age. Gao et al have investigated associations of birth characteristics and socioeconomic position with endometriosis. Their study supports the developmental origins theory and indicates that growth restriction during fetal life is associated with higher risk of endometriosis.

 

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Gao M, Allebeck P, Mishra GD, Koupil I. Developmental origins of endometriosis: a Swedish cohort study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 Jan 19. pii: jech-2018-211811. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211811