Centre for Reproductive Health

Sky News covers endometriosis research

A team from Sky News visited IRR recently to film lab activity and conduct interviews, focusing on the endometriosis research which takes place in the Centre for Reproductive Health.

Please watch / listen to this comprehensive  Sky News podcast episode which beautifully showcases the progress of endometriosis and pelvic pain focused research led by Professor Andrew Horne, within the EXPPECT lab group.

Sky News endometriosis podcast

The full online feature (involving Professor Horne and one of the Edinburgh endometriosis clinical case studies, Sarah Jane Melville, drawing on her lived experience) can be accessed here:

Sky News endometriosis story

Professor Andrew Horne

Background Information

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows elsewhere inside the body. It can be incredibly painful, and can take eight years to diagnose. There is an urgent need for increased financial investment into endometriosis research and better treatment options.

Andrew Horne is Professor of Gynaecology and founder/co-director of the EXPPECT Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis at the University of Edinburgh. He is a leading researcher in women’s health problems and has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is Trustee to “Endometriosis UK”, on the Scientific Boards of the “World Endometriosis Society” and “Society for Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders”, and has co-authored a book on endometriosis for patients called “The Experts’ Guide to Treat, Manage and Live Well with Your Symptoms”.

Read more here: Professor Andrew Horne | The University of Edinburgh