The announcement of Australia’s first endometriosis and pelvic pain clinics, originally funded by the Coalition in the Budget last March, has been welcomed by Federal Member for Forrest, and Endo Ambassador, Nola Marino.
“I am pleased that the Labor Government has followed the Coalition’s lead in supporting women with this highly debilitating condition,” Mrs Marino said.
“The endometriosis and pelvic pain clinics will provide the expert specialist and multidisciplinary care that women need,” she said.
“It’s important that endometriosis and women’s health continues to have bi-partisan support at a national level.
“I will keep working to secure a dedicated pelvic pain clinic for women and girls in the Forrest electorate and look forward to the Government outlining how it will support the other elements of the former Government’s National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030,” Mrs Marino said.
Endometriosis has a profound impact on around one in nine Australian women and girls. It’s a highly individualised and painful chronic condition, with symptoms ranging significantly from person to person, but commonly impacting on family and social life, work and study.
It can lead to long-term debilitating, chronic and persistent pelvic pain, compromised fertility and other recurring symptoms.