Management of Pain from Endometriosis in Pre-Menopausal Women

Woman holding abdomen in pain

The Women's Health Research Unit is conducting a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational medication to manage pain in women with endometriosis.


Why is this study being done?

Endometriosis is the presence and growth of tissue normally found inside the lining of the uterus, but growing outside the uterus and causing symptoms such as painful menstruation, non-menstrual pelvic pain and/or painful sexual intercourse. The study drug is being investigated for the management of pain associated with endometriosis.

This study consists of 3 randomly assigned treatment groups. One group will receive a placebo (a pill that looks like the study drug but has no medication in it) for a portion of the treatment period. Your participation in the study will take up to 50 months to complete.



  • Women between the ages of 18-49 years of age
  • Currently pre-menopausal (before menopause)
  • Have a diagnosis of Endometriosis
  • Additional eligibility criteria will be reviewed during early screening to determine eligibility to participate in this study.


Qualified participants will be compensated up to $2,625 for time and travel.