Victorian first: Essential help for women with endometriosis

Marking World Endometriosis day yesterday, Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, announced the Victorian State Government is providing $100,000 to Jean Hailes for Women’s Health to develop essential new resources for endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a condition that affects a woman’s reproductive organs. It happens when the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside it. It often takes health professionals between seven to 10 years to diagnose endometriosis.

The government’s funding allows Jean Hailes to develop resources and tools for women and health professionals. These tools will help improve earlier diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition.

There are about 200,000 with endometriosis in Victoria.

“Women with endometriosis often suffer in silence, both through physical pain and emotional distress, unable to receive the medical and social support they need,” says Ms Hennessy.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Victorian State Government for the endometriosis funding,” says Janet Michelmore, Executive Director at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. “This is a positive step forward in helping women battling this debilitating condition.”

Read more information on the government’s initiative or about endometriosis on the Jean Hailes website.

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About Jean Hailes for Women's Health

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a not-for-profit organisation committed to improving women’s knowledge and understanding of complex health issues. Jean Hailes has a unique model, comprising three fully integrated business units: The Medical Centre, Translation, Education & Communication Unit and the Jean Hailes Research Unit, which is a formal partnership with Monash University.  

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Please contact Janelle Carrigan at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health: or 0409 939 920 

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