Researchers optimistic about potential new treatment for endometriosis

UK trial of first non-hormonal drug for condition may lead to ‘long overdue’ innovation in relieving often debilitating pain

‘Worse than childbirth’: women with endometriosis call for better treatments

Women will be given a potential new treatment for endometriosis in a groundbreaking clinical trial that doctors hope will pave the way for the first new class of drug for the condition in 40 years.

The trial will involve 100 women in Edinburgh and London and will assess whether the drug, dichloroacetate, helps relieve pain. If successful, it would be the first non-hormonal, non-surgical treatment for endometriosis, which affects roughly one in 10 women of reproductive age.

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