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Publications and Presentations

The team has produced a summary report and recommendations arising from the study, which can be downloaded here|. If you would like to request a hard copy of this report, please contact Caroline Law on 0116 2506124 or at claw@dmu.ac.uk|.

The team has reviewed past research into the social and psychological impact of endometriosis on women’s lives. This critical narrative review has been published by Human Reproduction Update. Further information can be found here|.

The research team produced a short film about the Endopart project, it’s findings and implications.


Findings were presented at the following conferences:

  • Mitchell, H. 'Treatment decision-making and support needs in heterosexual couples living with endometriosis, BSGE Silver Jubilee Scientific Meeting, Thursday 4th June 2015.
  • Hudson, N. ‘Dyadic interviewing in health research: the complexities of producing a relational account of living with endometriosis’. Invited talk at School of Health and
    Related Research Seminar Series, University of Sheffield, Tuesday 28th April 2015.
  • Hudson, N. The impact of endometriosis on women, male partners and the couple unit: findings from the ENDOPART study. Invited talk at the Endometriosis Seminar and Launch for the Endometriosis Clinical Nurse Specialist role framework. The Royal College of Nursing, London,Tuesday 3rd March 2015.
  • The 18th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI), Vienna, Austria, October 2013.
  • The Conjoint Meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Boston, USA, October 2013.
  • The British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton, September 2013.
  • The British Sociological Association's 2013 Medical Sociology Annual Conference, York, UK, September 2013.
  • The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Annual Meeting, London, UK, July 2013.
  • The 17th International Congress of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISPOG), Berlin, Germany, May 2013.
  • The British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Bournemouth, UK, April 2013.
  • The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) International Nursing Research Conference 2013, Belfast, UK, March 2013.
  • The 18th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 2012.
  • The Fourth International Conference on Science in Society, California, Berkeley, USA, November 2012.
  • British Sociological Association's 2012 Medical Sociology Annual Conference, Leicester, UK, September 2012. 

For further information about these presentations, including details of authors, titles and abstracts, visit http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/ES.J003662.1/read|.


In 2013, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (EHSRE) produced a draft Guideline for the Management of Women with Endometriosis, and invited reviewers’ comments. The Endopart study team submitted to ESHRE a response to the draft guideline which described the Endopart study findings and made recommendations. We recommended that the guideline advocate that management and information provision should take a more couple-centred, holistic and biopsychosocial approach and better address the emotional, sexual and relational impact of this disease. On receipt of this response, ESHRE responded to the study team and advised that these findings and recommendations would, where relevant, be incorporated into the final guideline and/or into a patient version of the guideline or other guidelines in development. 

  • Access the study team response to the draft guideline here
  • Access an overview of all responses received and ESHRE’s responses here
  • Read the final ESHRE Guideline for the Management of Women with Endometriosis here
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