What are the risk factors? A lot of it you can't control in and of itself because a component of it could be genetics where that you have no control over. But if your mother suffers from endometriosis and or you have family members that suffer from endometriosis, then it increases your likelihood of developing it as well. In addition, during your fertile period of time, ideally the most common time people having babies 25 to 40 or so people have more issues with endometriosis. A lot of times they realize it because they're trying to conceive and they're not able to do so.