The Endopart Study


Exploring the impact of endometriosis on couples


The ENDOPART study

ENDOPART was a research study funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. The overall aims of the study were to explore the impact of endometriosis on couples and to contribute to improving the well-being of people living with endometriosis by providing an evidence base for improving couple support. The study began in 2012 and concluded in 2013. It received ethical approval from De Montfort University and the East Midlands Research Ethics Committee

The study was a collaborative study involving researchers from De Montfort University, Birmingham City University and Nottingham University, led by Professor Lorraine Culley. Click here for more details about the research team.

The study Summary Report and Recommendations can be downloaded here.

In 2017, as a result of the ENDOPART2 project, De Montfort University and leading UK charity Endometriosis UK produced a new webpage - featuring a short film - addressing the impact that endometriosis can have on both women and their partners, and on the couple relationship, and offering coping advice.  

We have also produced a support group session on this topic. Sessions are being delivered at Endometriosis UK support groups at various locations across the UK – click here to find your group and to enquire about this session

Prof Nicky Hudson, who led the ENDOPART2 project, discussed this work with Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour on 7 August 2017 - listen to the show here


More Information

More about the ENDOPART study

The research team

Research Advisory Group

Publications, presentations and outputs 


Useful links

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about the research study, please contact:

Caroline Law
T: +44 (0)116 2506124
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