National Action Plan for Endometriosis

Minister Hunt has launched the National Action Plan for Endometriosis — the first ever blueprint seeking to improve the treatment, understanding and awareness of an often misunderstood and crippling condition.

Page last updated: 06 December 2018

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.

National Action Plan for Endometriosis (PDF 709 KB)
National Action Plan for Endometriosis (Word 2.9 MB)

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.

Endometriosis Advisory Group – Terms of Reference (PDF 150 KB)
Endometriosis Advisory Group – Terms of Reference (Word 95 KB)

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.

Communique – Endometriosis Advisory Group meeting, 9 November 2018 (PDF 101 KB)
Communique – Endometriosis Advisory Group meeting, 9 November 2018 (Word 22 KB)



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