Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Document Type : Systematic Review Article


1 Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

2 USERN Office, Functional Neurosurgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences; Tehran, Iran

3 School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 USERN Office, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Tehran Heart Center, Cardiovascular Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

7 Student Research Committee, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

8 USERN Office, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

9 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

10 Functional Neurosurgery Research Center, Shohada Tajrish Neurosurgical Comprehensive Center of Excellence, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Background & Objective: Endometriosis, a common disease of the female reproductive system, could affect many aspects of women’s lives. Along with many other diseases, COVID-19 has affected the diagnostic or treatment approaches towards endometriosis. This systematic review aims to investigate COVID-19 in endometriosis patients in terms of prognosis, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life during the pandemic.
Materials & Methods: Relevant studies were identified through searching for endometriosis and COVID-19 in different databases, including PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science, on 17 January 2022. Peer-reviewed published articles evaluating COVID-19 and endometriosis written in English were included.
Results: Out of 115 articles, 9 manuscripts met our criteria. Endometriosis does not intensify the risk of COVID-19 infection. However, COVID-19 has changed the health care of endometriosis patients.
Conclusion: COVID-19 has affected endometriosis patients’ life in many aspects, including their job, lifestyle, and health care. Further studies are recommended to evaluate how the pandemic has affected endometriosis patients.


 COVID-19 has affected endometriosis patients’ life in many aspects, including their job, lifestyle, and health care. Further studies are recommended to evaluate how the pandemic has affected endometriosis patients.


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