Endometriosis (in-doh-me-tree-OH-sis) is a common condition that primarily affects women with symptoms such as pelvic pain, uncomfortable intercourse, or infertility. Both independent and physician-sponsored support groups can provide self-help and a forum to exchange information for women afflicted with this condition. Seminars are sponsored by the doctor's office to educate patients about the treatment options available. Patients can even look at a videotape of laparoscopy (lah-puh-RAW-skaw-pee) procedures showing how the disease is removed. If you have access to the Internet, you can find information on seminars and support groups in your area.