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Tatjana Gibbons, a DPhil student at Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, talks about research to develop a new 20-minute diagnostic test for endometriosis.

Woman holding abdomen in pain

Around one in ten women will develop some form of endometriosis in their lives, a disease that affects more than 190 million women worldwide.

Yet despite its common occurrence, it typically takes eight years for a diagnosis – a figure that has shown no sign of improving in the past decade. The problem is that it typically involves several visits to the GP and hospital referrals, multiple scans and often surgery to diagnose.

Not only does this leave patients suffering for a significant period of time, but it can also require unpleasant and invasive procedures.

Read the full story on the University of Oxford website