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Study: Women With Severe Endometriosis More Attractive

Some researchers from Milan, Italy [it had to be from Italy] say that women with the most severe form of endometriosis are also the most attractive. Their study involved three groups of 100 women–one group with rectovaginal endometriosis (RVE), the worst kind; a second group with peritoneal/ovarian endometriosis (POE), which is milder; and a third group who had no evidence of endometriosis. Attractiveness was judged on a scale of 1 to 5 by raters blinded to the diagnoses of the women. They found that 31/100 with RVE were attractive or very attractive compared to only 8/100 of the POE group and 9/100 in the No Endometriosis group. The difference was significant with p < 0.001. Further proof of the attractiveness of the RVE women was that they first engaged in sexual intercourse at a significantly earlier age than those in the less attractive groups. Ages of women in the three groups were similar at 32. Morphologic characteristics of the women, such as hair and eye color, BMI and waist-to-hip ratio, were similar for the three groups but RVE cohort had a significantly higher breast-to-underbreast ratio (a scientific term for large breasts). The authors postulated that higher estrogen levels are linked with attractiveness and might also be responsible for the development of endometriosis. The paper was published ahead of print in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Some issues come to mind after reading this paper. As they would have to be, the sexual histories of the subjects were self-reported. This sort of thing is always open to skepticism. Four doctors, two men and two women, judged the subjects’ attractiveness. Is...

Intrauterine System Beneficial in Endometriosis-Related Pain Relief

A levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system appears to be effective and well accepted by patients in the long-term treatment of those with moderate-to- severe endometriosis-related pain following conservative surgery. A randomized control trial found that the intrauterine system had a significantly lower average value of dysmenorrhea and noncyclic pelvic pain score when compared with patients receiving expectant management. Abstract: Obstetrics & Gynecology, March...
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