Kia ora and welcome!
If you want to know more about endometriosis, you have come to the right place. On this website, you can find out more about the disease, and evidence based best practice treatment and management. You will also find information about self-management – the things you can do for yourself that guide you on nutrition, coping and general well-being. You may be looking for support or professional advice through our phone clinic service, or a place where you can share your story with others or read about others’ experiences. You’ll find useful links to other websites, blogs and the latest in research.
Endometriosis New Zealand represents the tens of thousands of girls and women with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain in New Zealand and we work with those who treat the condition. We have an advisory group of doctors and health professionals known as ESIG or the Endometriosis Special Interest Group. You can ASK ESIG questions on our social media sites so make sure you like our Facebook page, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
Endometriosis New Zealand is unique in that it provides specialised and professional services and programmes to schools, communities, the workplace and GP and Specialist education. Many doctors use ENZ as their resource because our information is peer reviewed.
ENZ works with all stakeholders, including Medical Colleges and the NZ Government through the Ministry of Health. Together, we are developing clinical pathways to improve outcomes for the tens of thousands of girls and women with endometriosis in New Zealand and influence legislative change. This is a big job, the cogs turn far more slowly than we would like, but we’re persistent and committed to you and the cause. We get no funding for this and we need your help. You can donate to any of our services or programmes or campaigns here.
Endometriosis New Zealand or ENZ, is well connected to the International endometriosis community. Professor Neil Johnson, an ENZ Board trustee, is President of the World Endometriosis Society (WES) and CEO Deborah Bush MNZM QSM, is the only non-medic on the WES Board. We work with researchers, clinicians and endometriosis organisations around the world.
Endometriosis New Zealand has a long and proud history dating back to 1985. Our current strategic vision aims to have the best management of endometriosis in our society. Our values show we are committed to our purpose, connected to our community and care for those we represent. We welcome you to find out more about us here.
Our motto is Strength through support Ma te tautoko, ka whai kaha, ka ora. We hope you find strength in the information offered on our website and feel supported in your quest to live well with endometriosis. Nga mihi.