Endometriosis is a condition that affects up to 1 in 10 women and girls in New Zealand. It can make your periods extremely painful, and in some cases makes it difficult to get pregnant.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (womb) is found in places outside the uterus, such as on your ovaries or bladder.
There are treatments that can help. You don’t have to just put up with bad period pain – see your GP or another health practitioner if you’re concerned.
To find out more, visit the Endometriosis New Zealand website. They have information on:
Check their list of support networks to see if there’s a support group in your area.