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Release of Australian Endometriosis Guideline

31 May 2021

The peak body for obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health in Australia and New Zealand has welcomed the release of guidelines designed to diagnose and manage endometriosis.

Health Minister Greg Hunt released the guidelines at RANZCOG’s Women’s Health Summit in Canberra on 27 May, 2021.

More than 830,000 women and girls are affected by endometriosis in Australia - a chronic, debilitating condition impacting the quality of life of one in every nine Australian women aged 18–44 years.

RANZCOG developed the guidelines through funding from the Australian Government, in line with the National Action Plan for Endometriosis, released in 2018.

The guidelines were developed for health professionals, people with suspected or confirmed endometriosis; policy makers and researchers, using the best available scientific evidence in the detection, diagnosis and management of endometriosis and a related condition- adenomyosis.

The Endometriosis Expert Working Group, chaired by FRANZCOG Professor Jason Abbott and made up of a multi-disciplinary group including clinical, academic and consumer representatives, led the work.

“These guidelines represent hope for all women, non-binary and gender diverse people who suffer from this chronic disease,” Professor Abbott said.

Download the guidelines

Read Mr Hunt's media release


Background
The Federal Government’s Action Plan, launched in July 2018, provides a platform for improving the awareness, understanding, treatment of, and research into, endometriosis and associated chronic pelvic pain in Australia. The Action Plan is a high-level document that contains three priority areas that identify actions that will deliver a multipronged approach to endometriosis in Australia. These three priority areas are awareness and education, clinical management and care, and research.

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