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If I Have Endometriosis, Can I Have Children?

Myth: Having endometriosis means you can't have children.

As March's Endometriosis Awareness Month draws to a close, we wanted to take a look at one of the most common myths about endometriosis — that you will never be able to have children if you have it.

In fact, while endometriosis is a top cause of infertility, approximately 30 to 40 percent of women with the disease are infertile. The reasons endometriosis causes infertility are not completely clear — there are many theories, and this is an active area of research.

But the fact is, with the right treatment, many women with endometriosis do get pregnant. Talk to a fertility doctor who who has an interest in endometriosis and find out what might be the best treatment for you.

For more information, read: Endometriosis Awareness: How It Affects Fertility.

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