Is early age at menarche a risk factor for endometriosis? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies.
OBJECTIVE: To review published studies evaluating early menarche and the risk of endometriosis. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies. SETTING: None. PATIENT(S): Eighteen case-control studies of age at menarche and risk of endometriosis including 3,805 women with endometriosis and 9,526 controls. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Medline and Embase databases were searched from 1980 to 2011 to locate relevant studies. Results of primary studies were ...Expand abstract
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