A new figure has been put on the number of women in Australia living with endometriosis. Researchers from The University of Queensland have found 1 in 9 Australian women are diagnosed with the inflammatory condition by the time they reach the age of 44. The findings have been published in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Endometriosis in Australia: prevalence and hospitalisations report. UQ School of Public Health researcher Dr Ingrid Rowlands said she hoped defining the prevalence of endometriosis in Australia would help increase understanding of the condition. “Numbers like this show how relatively common the condition is – it’s something likely to affect a significant amount of women throughout their lifetime,” Dr Rowlands said. “Endometriosis has been under-recognised in both the social and medical communities – many people do not know what it is, and doctors find it challenging to treat and manage patients who present […]