Funding allocated to educate girls about endometriosis
EFFORTS to launch a new program aimed at educating Queensland school girls about endometriosis have received a funding boost.
The Endometriosis Association Queensland (QENDO) has received a $1000 grant from Bankwest, as part of the Bankwest Easy Grants program, allowing them to further develop the educational program.
Association president Jessica Taylor says endometriosis is not just a "women's issue".
"It impacts families, schools and businesses around the country each and every day," she said.
"This grant is a huge help in raising money towards the first menstrual education program in Queensland schools. Better education means girls and women can learn about what is and isn't normal about their bodies."
Endometriosis, which affects around 10 per cent of Australian women, is a disease where tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus, is found in and on other parts of the body. This tissue, regardless of where it is found, follows the menstrual cycle and bleeds, which causes inflammation, scar tissue, cysts and adhesions.
"Thanks to Bankwest we're a step nearer to our fundraising target we need to hit in order to launch this program at the start of 2019."