Endometriosis is a painful, and sometimes debilitating condition, affecting at least one in 9 women in Australia, and those assigned female at birth. Around 35,000 women are hospitalised because of the condition each year.
Despite the serious nature of this condition, access to health care for women in rural and remote areas, and Aboriginal women, is significantly below that of women in metropolitan and regional cities and non-Aboriginal women.
The key barriers to the effective management of endometriosis in rural communities include:
lack of health literacy around mensturation and endometriosis;
lack of access to female primary health care practitioners;
lack of local hospital services resulting in women living with the pain rather than travelling excessive distances for appropriate care.
Theory of Change
Short-Intermediate Term Outcomes
an increase in endometriosis health literacy/attendance of women at education workshops
satisfaction of users/post-consultation survey
Number of rural and Aboriginal Women attending Endometriosis Workshops
Patient Satisfaction with Rural Endometriosis Clinic
8 Dec 2023
Mel Press, Nurse Practitioner Healthy Start ((02) 5809 9505)