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Titolo:
SEXUAL-ACTIVITY, CONTRACEPTION, AND REPRODUCTIVE FACTORS IN PREDICTING ENDOMETRIOSIS
Autore:
DARROW SL; SELMAN S; BATT RE; ZIELEZNY MA; VENA JE;
Indirizzi:
ROSWELL PK CANC INST,CANC INFORMAT SERV,ELM & CARLTON ST BUFFALO NY 14263 SUNY BUFFALO,SCH MED & BIOMED SCI,DEPT PREVENT & SOCIAL MED BUFFALO NY 00000 SUNY BUFFALO,SCH MED & BIOMED SCI,DEPT OBSTET GYNECOL BUFFALO NY 00000
Titolo Testata:
American journal of epidemiology
fascicolo: 6, volume: 140, anno: 1994,
pagine: 500 - 509
SICI:
0002-9262(1994)140:6<500:SCARFI>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PELVIC ENDOMETRIOSIS; SPONTANEOUS-ABORTION; MILD ENDOMETRIOSIS; INFERTILE WOMEN; AGE; RISK;
Keywords:
CONTRACEPTION BEHAVIOR; ENDOMETRIOSIS; FERTILITY; REPRODUCTION; SEX BEHAVIOR;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
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Citazione:
S.L. Darrow et al., "SEXUAL-ACTIVITY, CONTRACEPTION, AND REPRODUCTIVE FACTORS IN PREDICTING ENDOMETRIOSIS", American journal of epidemiology, 140(6), 1994, pp. 500-509

Abstract

To examine the belief that women with endometriosis have ''voluntarily'' delayed childbirth, the authors used a case-control approach to assess the relation between sexual, contraceptive, and reproductive factors and endometriosis. A total of 104 laparoscopically confirmed newlydiagnosed cases of endometriosis were identified from a gynecologic specialty clinic in western New York state in 1987. Two control groups were used: 1) 100 friend controls, and 2) 98 medical controls. No differences were found between study groups on use of reliable birth control, use of birth control before a first pregnancy, age at first intercourse, frequency of intercourse, decisions to delay pregnancy, age at first pregnancy, or measures of body size. Cases were older than medical controls by about 1 year when they first began using birth control (19.8 vs. 18.6 years, p < 0.05). Cases were also 1 year older than friend controls when they began regular intercourse (20.9 vs. 19.5 years,p < 0.005) and at first marriage (22.8 vs. 21.7 years, p < 0.05). A larger percentage of cases than friend controls were never pregnant (p < 0.0001) and were more likely to have problems becoming pregnant (p <0.0001). Results, overall, do not support simplistic assumptions thatcharacterize endometriosis patients as career women who voluntarily delay pregnancy. Rather, the results point to a complex relation between endometriosis and reproductive, sexual activity, and fertility-related factors.

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