Endometriosis and depression: is there a genetic link?

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Endometriosis is when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the body – it can cause pain, especially pelvic pain, and infertility.Awareness of endometriosis is much better than it used to be – up until recent decades it was often dismissed as ‘women’s issues.’But a new genetic study is showing endometriosis has a genetic link to depression and gut issues, and that this might be a cause-and-effect link.Guest:Tegan TaylorReporter, ABC ScienceHost:Dr Norman SwanProducer:James Bullen

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