To further understand the current status of diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis in China, the implementation of guideline in different levels of hospitals, and the need for continuing education in endometriosis among primary doctors. The survey was conducted in the form of convenience sampling questionnaire among the Wechat public platform. The doctors were free to participate in the investigation without any reward. All questions answered were assessed as valid questionnaire. The datas were collected on the questionnaire network platform and analyzed by SPSS 19.0. Totally 1 494 valid questionnaires were collected in this survey. 60.17% (899/1 494) of them were from tertiary hospital, and 32.60% (487/1 494) were from grade two hospital. Only the hospitals where 9.97% (149/1 494) participants based opened the specialist clinic for endometriosis. 70.35% (1 051/1 494) of participants said they had read the second edition of guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis which published in 2015. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) staging system was adopted in the clinical practices of only 25.03% (374/1 494) participants. And 18.74% (280/1 494) participants used the endometriosis fertility index (EFI) scoring during the laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis with infertility. 45.18% (675/1 494) of participants said they had not attended any academic conference on endometriosis in the past six months. 64.46% (963/1 494) of the participants believed their diagnosis and treatment in practice should be improved and standardized. 87.15% (1 302/1 494) of the participants expressed the hope that more conferences or workshops on endometriosis would be held. At presents, the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis in China has been greatly improved, but the implementation of guidelines and the new concept is still a long-term job. The specialist clinic are held only in a few hospitals. It’s the expectation and voice of primary doctors to the association to organize the more academic congresses on endometriosis.

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