Empowering People with Information and Support
At Insight Endometriosis, we believe that everyone deserves access to accurate information and support when dealing with endometriosis.
We are committed to empowering people to make decisions about their health by providing them with the resources they need to manage their condition and live their best lives.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis (pronounced en – doh – mee – tree – oh – sis) is a condition where tissue similar to the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) grows in abnormal locations such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic lining, bowel, bladder, appendix, and other organs.
It is a common chronic (long-term) inflammatory condition that has a significant impact on people's lives including pain and fertility problems as well as an impact on relationships, absenteeism from work and school, and, mental health.
Some people are relatively unaffected by the condition, while a great many others suffer severe pain and distress from problems associated with endometriosis. It tends to be a progressive condition - left untreated it tends to worsen over time with each period. Early diagnosis and treatment can alleviate symptoms and may preserve fertility.
People with endometriosis and / or immune disorders in their family may be more likely to develop endometriosis.
Do you have endometriosis?
If pelvic pain or pain during or around your period stops you from living your life, or if you have fertility problems, you may have endometriosis. Symptoms of endometriosis vary from person to person and are wide-ranging. Use one of our tools below to help determine whether you should seek medical advice.
How we can support and help you
We offer a range of free information, resources, and support for people with endometriosis.
Our comprehensive information guides provide evidence-based information about endometriosis, as well as helpful tips from those that have lived experience of endometriosis.
The information guides will empower you with knowledge - whether you suspect you have endometriosis, have a diagnosis, or have a whānau member, friend, or someone in your life that is experiencing endometriosis symptoms.
Our experienced and knowledgable Educator can meet with you to talk about your symptoms, diagnosis, surgery, pain management, nutrition, treatment options, and ongoing management of your endometriosis.
You can meet at any point in your endometriosis journey. Appointments are typically an hour-long, but we don't watch the clock. Appointments can be on Zoom, by phone, or in person at our Hamilton centre.
Let's Chat About... Online Learn and Chat
Our online learn and chat is held monthly, on the last Wednesday of the month on Zoom. We focus on a different topic each month, including diagnosis, surgical and hormonal treatment, complementary therapies, exercise, mental well-being, self-care and advocating for yourself.
Join from anywhere in New Zealand to learn more about the condition and how to manage your endometriosis.
Our online and in-person meet ups provide a safe and supportive environment for people to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Connect and Chat with people that know and understand endometriosis.
We have great training resources and support available to people that would like to volunteer their time and coordinate an Endo Meet-Up anywhere in New Zealand.
By being aware of endometriosis and with the right information you can invest in your wellbeing and how best to manage your symptoms.
The Issues of Endometriosis
*Endometriosis studies and research have only been conducted on women, but it is a condition that affects people of all genders and sexes
"Insight Endometriosis has been a lifesaver for me. I finally feel like I have the resources and support I need to manage my condition."
Samantha, Age 32
"Thank you Insight Endometriosis for all the work you do to support people with endometriosis. You are making a real difference in the lives of so many."
Sarah, Age 28
Emily, Age 35
"I am so grateful for the support and resources I have found through Insight Endometriosis. Thank you for all you do!"
Events to support and inform you
Join us in our mission to empower people with endometriosis and improve the lives of thousands in Aotearoa New Zealand
We rely on the support of our community to provide the resources and support that people with endometriosis need. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference, from making a donation to volunteering your time.