Revised American Society for Reproductive Medicine classification of endometriosis: 1996

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    ∗ Drafted by a subcommittee composed of Michel Canis, M.D. (Clermont-Ferrand, France), Jacques G. Donnez, M.D., Ph.D. (Brussels, Belgium), David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D. (Rochester, New York), Jouko K. Halme, M.D., Ph.D. (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), John A. Rock, M.D. (Atlanta, Georgia), Robert S. Schenken, M.D. (San Antonio, Texas), and Michael W. Vernon, M.D. (Lexington, Kentucky) and approved by the Board of Directors of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on January 10, 1997.
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