As a new Endometriosis Australia ambassador, Christie will use her voice to educate and spread awareness about the debilitating condition and in particular its impact on fertility, through sharing her own struggles after three heartbreaking rounds of IVF to fall pregnant with her son Duke.
“With such long diagnosis delays and the lack of awareness, so many women suffer in silence. I want to be their voice. I am delighted to be an Endometriosis Australia Ambassador.”
Whelan Browne is performing as a vocalist in Hopelessly Devoted- A Celebration of Olivia Newton-John, in March 2024, Endometriosis Australia Awareness Month.
Christie joins 27 other Endometriosis Australia ambassadors, who are committed to advocating and raising funds for critical research for the 830,000 Australian girls, women and gender-diverse individuals living with this disease, currently without a cure.
Endometriosis Australia CEO Maree Davenport said, “Christie first shared her experience living with Endometriosis at an Endometriosis Australia EndoMarch High Tea back in 2018. It’s great to have Christie as an ambassador joining our tribe and helping to raise awareness for better outcomes for endometriosis in Australia.”
Recent research released by AIHW revealed that 1 in 7 Australian females and those assigned female at birth are diagnosed with endometriosis by age 44 to 49. Endometriosis is a chronic, painful condition with varying symptoms such as pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a person’s period. Around half of those with endometriosis are challenged by fertility and 30% of IVF patients have endometriosis. Unfortunately, endometriosis has an average diagnosis period of over six and a half years, leaving many to suffer in silence.