A woman with endometriosis may experience infertility. Fertility can be achieved in many cases.

Risk factors for infertility in a woman with endometriosis:

(1) age > 32 years

(2) previous surgery for endometriosis with excessive resection of endometriotic lesions

(3) peritoneal superficial endometriosis

(4) absence of a previous pregnancy (a prior pregnancy is associated with reduced risk)

(5) deep infiltrating endometriosis

(6) bilateral obstruction of the fallopian tubes (luminal obstruction, stricture)

(7) progesterone resistance

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