Originally published by The Herald
Paris McNeilage, 20, was declined a specialist appointment at Counties Manukau DHB for suspected endometriosis because of capacity.
Endometriosis significantly impacts the quality of life and diagnostic delays exacerbate this. Many people with endometriosis often feel isolated and overwhelmed.
Read Paris’s story as part of the New Zealand Herald “In Her Head” series here: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/in-her-head-womens-health-endometriosis-surgery-wait-times-up-to-three-years/RERD2QDPEBXY6QEXJM7MY4B4AY/