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  • Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory gynecological disease that affects ~10% of all reproductive-aged women (close to 6 million in the US) and its prevalence exceeds 30% among women with infertility and pelvic pain. In 2002 it was estimated that the direct and indirect costs of medical care for endometriosis in the US was over $22 billion; more costly than the care of Crohn’s disease.  According to the Endometriosis Association, it is a health condition that receives less attention than it should despite the fact that it affects at least 6.3 million women and girls in the U.S.