Presenting FEMaLe co-coordinator Dorte Rytter from Aarhus University, who along with our coordinator Ulrik Bak Kirk went to the Danish parliament to help put endometriosis on the map in Denmark.

Read more about her and a few select studies below!

Dorte Rytter originally graduated as a biologist from Aarhus University and is today employed as an associate professor in epidemiology at the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University. Dorte has a broad research profile within epidemiology and public health.

In the last 5-6 years, Dorte Rytter has chosen to concentrate her research on significant public health issues that matter to many citizens but traditionally remain under the radar in the healthcare system. This includes underdiagnosed diseases such as endometriosis.

Dorte is the co-coordinator for the FEMaLe project and work package leader for WP3. WP3 aims to determine the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of endometriosis. She has led the distribution of survey questionnaires on women’s health to approximately 60,000 Danish women. This data will lay the foundation for many future projects.

Selected publications:
1) Temporal and regional differences in the incidence of hospital-diagnosed endometriosis: a Danish population-based study
Louise Ruby Høj Illum, Axel Forman, Anna Melgaard, Karina E. Hansen, Stefan N. Hansen, Mette Nyegaard, Lone Hummelshoj, Dorte Rytter


2) Utilization of healthcare prior to endometriosis diagnosis:
a Danish case–control study
Anna Melgaard, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel, Bettina Wulff Risør, Axel Forman, Krina Zondervan, Bodil Hammer Bech, and Dorte Rytter