Part of ‘Life with Endometriosis’ art photography project.

WCHM welcomed the announcement on 8 December that the Commonwealth Government will create the first national action plan for endometriosis to improve the treatment, understanding and awareness of endometriosis, which affects around one in ten Australian women. The action plan will be developed in collaboration with the Australian Coalition for Endometriosis and members of the Parliamentary Friends for Endometriosis Awareness.

In the leadup to the announcement, WCHM had supported the Canberra Endometriosis Centre and the Canberra Endometriosis Network with case studies from women from our recent research to help inform an ACT Submission about the priorities for a national approach – the need for funding for research; recognition of Endometriosis as a chronic health condition; and funding for education, training and awareness raising.