Endometriosis is a common disease in which the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. More than 830,000 (more than 11%) of Australian *women suffer from endometriosis at some point in their life with the disease often starting in teenagers. Symptoms are variable and this may contribute to the 7 to 12-year delay in diagnosis. Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a woman’s period. It can damage fertility. Whilst endometriosis most often affects the reproductive organs it is frequently found in the bowel and bladder and has been found in muscle, joints, the lungs and the brain. In an Australian government report, endometriosis is reported to cost Australian society $9.7 billion annually with two-thirds of these costs attributed to a loss in productivity with the remainder, approximately $2.5 billion being direct healthcare costs.
SUPPORT THE CHILDREN
This March, we are lighting up Australia! Learn more about our new campaign here!
Listen to our podcast Living With Endo where we chat with real EndoWarriors and experts all about the A to Z of endometriosis. Click here to listen now!
Help us create change and fundraise for us today! Register your event now!
Generous gifting your time & passion to help us continue our mission. Become a part of the team today!
Become a part of the team today! Click here to view our available positions.
Donate today to help us continue to increase awareness, education and raise funds for endometriosis research.
Mike Armour, Kenny Lawson, Aidan Wood, Caroline A. Smith, Jason Abbott
Australian Story ABC TV Australia
Our Ambassador Emma Watkins, The Yellow Wiggle.
Endo & Us documentary
Endometriosis awareness 2018