Author(s): Krzysztof Wilk (ABCDE), Martyna Ostrowska (AE), Agnieszka Bia?ka (AE), Rafa? Stojko (E), Agnieszka Drosdzol-Cop (ABCDEF)
Endometriosis is a condition of heterogeneous etiology defined as the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. The disease usually affects women of child-bearing age. Currently, it is believed that there is a whole group of factors that may be responsible for endometriosis. Bisphenol A is an organic synthetic compound from the group of phenols. It affects endocrine glands, including the thyroid. It causes complex disorders in the central nervous system and directly affects the immune system and fertility. Studies show the relationship between exposure to bisphenol A and development of endometriosis. Researchers have found that higher levels of BPA in urine are associated with a higher incidence of endometriosis in the pelvic peritoneum.