Endometriosis diagnosis a painful, 15-year journey for Tasmanian woman amid long wait times
By regional health reporter Steven Schubert
Elizabeth Russell was 14 when she felt an unusual, severe pain. It was a painful 15-year journey to be diagnosed with endometriosis. Elizabeth Russell said no woman should have to fly interstate or pay for private surgery. Everyone should be able to get the treatment that they need.
According to Endometriosis Australia chief executive Maree Davenport, while there was no hard data on the difference for women who lived in regional parts of the country verses those in the cities, Ms Davenport said there was plenty of anecdotal evidence showing women who lived in the bush faced a much longer journey.