ACT government says ‘let’s talk periods’

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INFORMATION sessions on how to treat and manage the condition, endometriosis, will be  held next Wednesday.

“Endometriosis affects 10?15 per cent of menstruating women, up to 60 per cent of women and teenagers with pelvic pain, has a diagnostic delay of approximately nine years globally and is found in up to 30 per cent  of women seeking fertility assistance,” said Melissa Parker, nurse coordinator and research of the Canberra Endometriosis Centre.

Ms Parker will be joined at the event by quest speakers Dr Susan Evans, Adelaide gynaecologist, advanced laparoscopic surgeon and author of the book “Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain”; and Dr Felicity Brims, obstetrician and gynaecologist

Topics to be discussed will include:  management of pelvic pain and endometriosis; endometriosis and fertility; and living with endometriosis and activities of the Canberra Endometriosis Centre.

“It is hoped that information provided will increase awareness of the disease, dispel confusion, work towards reducing diagnostic delay for endometriosis and pelvic pain and provide practical advice about disease management,” Melissa Parker said.

Information sessions on Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis at the Canberra Hospital Auditorium, 3.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday May 30.


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