Endometriosis funding boost

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Marking World Endometriosis Day last Sunday, Victorians are getting $100,000 for new resources.

Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, announced the Victorian government is providing $100,000 to Jean Hailes for Women’s Health to develop essential programs.

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 7-10 years to diagnose it.

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 the condition 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 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.”

For more information on the government’s initiative, visit

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