Endometriosis and pesticides


Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that lines the uterus (endometrium) grows in places it normally does not belong. It is a common cause of pelvic pain and infertility, a condition that most Reproductive Medicine specialists see often. A recent paper suggests that women with endometriosis have much higher levels of certain pesticides in their bodies. Does that mean that these organochlorine pesticides cause endometriosis? Not necessarily but it does suggest that there may be environmental factors that lead to endometriosis. Click here for the original article.

Avoiding a toxic environment…….in the womb

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) have begun a program to educate women about the dangers of everyday toxins in the enviroment. Some of these chemicals have been associated with  infertilitystillbirthmiscarriage, childhood cancers and impaired brain development.  

They have recommended that pregnant women limit :