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Reducing Your Risk of Endometriosis

Endometriosis cannot be prevented.
Breastfeeding 3 months or longer may lower the risk of endometriosis compared to not breastfeeding.

References

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Practice bulletin no. 114: management of endometriosis. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jul;116(1):223-236, reaffirmed 2018
Endometriosis. ACOG website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometriosis. Updated January 2019. Accessed November 2, 2019.
Endometriosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/endometriosis. Updated August 30, 2019. Accessed November 2, 2019.
Endometriosis. US HHS Office on Women's Health website. Available at: https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/endometriosis. Updated April 1, 2019. Accessed November 2, 2019.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Elliot Levine, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2019
  • Update Date: 11/17/2020
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