Endometriosis affects one in every ten Australian women, with the average diagnosis taking between seven to ten years. The plan was developed with medical specialists, endometriosis advocacy groups, women with endometriosis and their families, clinicians, researchers and parliamentarians.
In launching the action plan, Minister Hunt noted that while we were at the beginning of this journey, the plan — which outlines a comprehensive five year strategy — was a significant step forward for sufferers.
Endometriosis Advisory Group
At the request of Minister Hunt, the Endometriosis Advisory Group (EAG) has been formed to provide advice and guidance to the Department regarding implementation of the National Action Plan. Terms of Reference detailing the duties and operations of the EAG are provided below.
The first meeting of the EAG was held at the Department of Health offices in Woden on 9 November 2018. A Communique relating to this meeting is provided below.