EndometriosisEndometriosis and the AdolescentDOVEY, SERENA MD; SANFILIPPO, JOSEPH MD, MBA Author Information University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Correspondence: Serena Dovey, MD, Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. E-mail: [email protected] Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 53(2):p 420-428, June 2010. | DOI: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181dbdc61 Buy Metrics Abstract The majority of women with endometriosis report symptoms starting in adolescence, yet endometriosis is often a delayed diagnosis in this patient population. Given that endometriosis is felt to be a progressive disease with increasing morbidities over time, such as structural defects and infertility, being more aggressive with pursuing the diagnosis is warranted. Once the diagnosis of endometriosis is made, various medical and surgical treatment modalities are available, and this article will review the most current treatment recommendations. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.