Funding for this research was provided by:
Cyprus Women's Health Research Society
Vodafone Mobile Operation Ltd.
European Union Civic Space
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Received: 18 September 2018
Accepted: 25 March 2019
First Online: 3 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Two ethics approvals were obtained for the study: (1) International ethics approval from the Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee (OxTREC) of the University of Oxford (OxTREC reference: 37–17), (2) Local ethics approval from the Eastern Mediterranean University Ethics Committee (ETK00-2017-0240). After the participant has been informed about the study and would like to take part, a written consent is obtained.
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: MBH, SG, TK, BT, KE, BB, EMB, GE, MA, NF, KB, HN declare that they have no competing interests.CMB declares that he is part of a scientific collaboration between Oxford University and Bayer Healthcare Ltd. for the purpose of drug target identification in endometriosis. He holds/has held research grants from Bayer Healthcare, Volition Rx, MDNA Life Sciences and Roche Diagnostics and has in recent years been a consultant for Abbvie Inc. and Roche Diagnostics.KTZ declares that she has scientific collaborations outside the submitted work with Bayer Healthcare, MDNA Life Sciences, Roche Diagnostics Inc., and Volition Rx; and is a Board member (Secretary) of the World Endometriosis Society, Research Advisory Board member of Wellbeing of Women, UK (research charity) and Chair of the Research Directions Working Group, World Endometriosis Society.KV declares that she has received research funding from Bayer AG, and Honoraria and Consultancy fees from Bayer AG, Grunenthal GmBH and AbbeVie.MB declares that he is the founder of Bahceci Health Group in Turkey. He has also made a generous donation to support the project.NR declares that she is the founding president of Cyprus Women’s Health Research Society in Northern Cyprus.SAM has scientific collaborations that are not related to the submitted work with AbbVie, Inc., as well as these academic and professional society affiliations: Scientific Director of the Boston Center for Endometriosis, Treasurer of the World Endometriosis Society, Secretary of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation, and Chair of the Endometriosis Special Interest Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
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