endometriosis

National action on endometriosis to help thousands of Australian women

We are pleased to reproduce in full, a press release from Greg Hunt MP Federal Minister for Health outlining the national action on endometriosis. 

The Turnbull Government will today release Australia’s first National Action Plan for Endometriosis to improve the quality of life of patients through better treatment, diagnosis, and aiming to ultimately find a cure.

The Plan outlines a new approach to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis, and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.

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