Local women and girls in Northern Vicotria are being urged to share their experiences with the Allan Labor Government’s landmark Inquiry Into Women’s Pain.


Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said that for too long, women’s health hadn’t been taken seriously, with women’s pain missed and dismissed.


From debilitating period pain, to endometriosis, to managing the symptoms of menopause – it can be difficult for women and girls to get the diagnosis and support they need.


That’s why the Labor Government is holding a nation-leading inquiry into women’s experiences of pain and its treatment.


Launched in January, the Inquiry into Women’s Pain has heard from more than 9,000 women and girls.


But with four weeks until the survey closes, locals are being encouraged to make sure their experience is counted and their voice is heard.


Women, girls, their carers and healthcare workers can take part by making a submission or completing a survey at https://engage.vic.gov.au/inquiry-into-womens-pain-survey.


The survey closes on July 31.


Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“This inquiry is a chance to make sure your voice is heard and achieve better care for women across our state.”


“By sharing your ideas and experiences, you can help us close the gender pain gap.”


Quotes attributable to Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas

“We’re transforming the women’s health system in Victoria – and we’re asking women to be part of the change.”


“From women’s health clinics and training for practitioners, to more endo surgeries and sexual and reproductive health hubs – we’re making sure women and girls get the care they deserve.”