Government Allocates $2.5 Million To Endometriosis Research

Affects one in 10 women.

Government Allocates $2.5 Million To Endometriosis Research

It has been announced that the government is set to allocate $2.5 million to endometriosis research.

Endometriosis is a disease that affects one in 10 women, and the symptoms can be debilitating.

It is an incurable disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other parts of the body, and it takes roughly seven to 10 years for women to be diagnosed on average.

"We are determined to do more to support endometriosis sufferers around Australia," Health Minister Greg Hunt and MPs Nola Marino and Nicole Flint said in a joint statement.

The action will focus on improving the treatment and diagnosis of endometriosis.

"These research funds announced today will help to address the burden of disease for Australian women with endometriosis," Endometriosis Australia board chair Dr Karen Luxford said.