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Endometriosis
affects 1 in 7
females and a number
of trans and non-
binary individuals

Severe period pain is not normal.

If you or your loved one are missing school, work and other activities because of your period, please speak to your doctor.

Endometriosis is a chronic disorder where tissue that looks similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of the uterus. In some cases these cells form shallow deposits, while in others deeply infiltrating nodules develop and can involve underlying organs. Bleeding and inflammation from these lesions can lead to the formation of bands of scar tissue called adhesions, sticking organs and structures together even when the lesions are inactive.

The severity and types of symptoms can vary between people with endometriosis but the most common are: pain during periods, sex or ovulation (when an egg is released from your ovary each month) chronic pain in the pelvis, lower back and legs fatigue and/or nausea bowel and bladder pain when going to the toilet constipation and/or diarrhoea difficulty falling pregnant (infertility) heavy or irregular bleeding There is no cure for endometriosis, however symptoms can be managed through medicines, surgery and/or lifestyle changes.

About Us

EndometriosisWA advocates and supports individuals affected by endometriosis. As a 100% volunteer driven not-for-profit organisation, we passionately raise awareness, deliver evidence-based education and support local research into endometriosis.

Awareness & Education

Awareness and education are the cornerstones of improving understanding and support from the wider community, and for empowering people affected by endometriosis to advocate for themselves.

Research & Engagement

We recognise the critical importance of research into the causes, early diagnosis, prevention, treatment, management and possible cure for endometriosis.

Peer Support

EndometriosisWA is a 100% volunteer-run organisation. Our volunteers are all intimately aware of what it’s like to live with Endometriosis which we firmly believe helps us to better support and understand what you’re going through.

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Support Group

Support groups are a platform for social and emotional connection, encouragement and information exchange. Joining a support group often improves the quality of life and empowers those with endometriosis to make informed decisions about their health.

Endometriosis Western Australia WArriors is available 24-7 for those seeking a diagnosis or already diagnosed with endometriosis or adenomyosis.

To become a WArrior support group member you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be born in, or reside in Western Australia
  • Be seeking a diagnosis or already diagnosed with endometriosis or adenomyosis
  • Joining to seek support for your yourself

Events

EndometriosisWA hosts bi-monthly events that are designed to be empowering, informative, and validating for individuals with endometriosis, helping them navigate their journey with greater resilience and knowledge.

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Sign the e-Petition for Endometriosis & NDIS
Sign the e-Petition for Endometriosis & NDIS

Petition Reason: The NDIS does not recognise Endometriosis as a disability or under any listed condition eligible for support. The NDIS denies the eligibility for access to many supports which are beneficial to those who are living with this condition. Treatments such...

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Medicinal Cannabis & Endometriosis
Medicinal Cannabis & Endometriosis

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the potential of medicinal cannabis as an alternative or complementary approach to managing endometriosis-related symptoms. Cannabis, known for its potential therapeutic properties due to the presence of...

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Diet & Nutrition with Endometriosis
Diet & Nutrition with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is often accompanied by excessive inflammation, further exacerbating the symptoms and progression of the disease. Whilst surgery is the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment, symptoms can still persist. Perth Dietician, Claudia Coombes, presented the...

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