Pelvic pain: diagnosing endometriosis sooner

On Demand (IF 2020)

45 minsPWYD

Talk | Health & Medicine, Science

Pelvic pain and fertility problems can be symptoms of many issues. Endometriosis is a common condition that can take 8 to 12 years for proper diagnosis – tissue similar to the womb’s lining grows in the ovaries and fallopian tubes – and few tests exist to distinguish it from other potential causes. University of Oxford Professor, Christian Becker, explains how researchers are analysing blood, saliva, urine and tissue samples to better understand the condition and develop more effective tests. This event is part of the art of the Health Research and You series of talks from the National Institute for Health Research.

Watch the recording of this live public event held on

28 October 2020 at IF Oxford


Christian Becker is an associate professor at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health. His research focuses on identifying the genetic causes of endometriosis and improving diagnosis of the condition.



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