Estimated Duration: 
1 hour

Defined as the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the endometrial cavity, endometriosis is a common condition. Estimates of 1 in 10 New Zealand girls and women, transgender or non-binary female assigned at birth are expected to have endometriosis in their reproductive years. 

The cause of endometriosis is likely to be multifactorial with genetic and familial factors playing a role. Clinical presentation may be variable with dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, IBS and fertility issues present, though approximately one third are asymptomatic.

Delayed diagnosis is of significant concern as disease progression can result in significant physical, psychosocial, sexual, reproductive impacts and a general decrease in quality of life.

The primary learning points include:

  • Early recognition of symptoms suspicious of endometriosis.
  • Assessment of suspected endometriosis in the primary care setting.
  • Appropriate clinical management of endometriosis and associated conditions.

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Once you have completed this short course and quiz, please click 'submit' where you will be taken to the results page. From here you can print your certificate for 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour.

This course has been endorsed by The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) for up to 1CME credit for their General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes, and the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) for PD hours.


Content created in 2021 by Dr Grace Lee, FRNZCGP, MBCHB, BSc, DipTravMed, with specialist review by Dr Anil Sharma MB ChB 1987 Leicester; MRCOG 1996; FRANZCOG 1999.


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