The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia, ABN 98 168 910 316, is a not-for-profit body formed to promote education and research in the area of pelvic pain.
The Pelvic Pain Foundation has arisen out of a need first recognised at the National Pain Summit held at Parliament House, Canberra in 2010. The Pain Summit recognised that chronic pain is a major health issue for Australia and developed Australia’s first National Pain Strategy. This strategy is being implemented throughout Australia by PainAustralia in collaboration with both state and federal governments.
While the National Pain Strategy addresses chronic pain generally, it was recognised in 2010 that the special needs of those with pelvic pain had not been specifically addressed.
In 2011, the Pelvic Pain Steering Committee in collaboration with PainAustralia and the Faculty of Pain Medicine looked at ways of remedying this problem. Their report entitled ‘The $6Billion Woman and the $600 Million Girl: The Pelvic Pain Report” consulted widely with health professionals and those affected by pelvic pain to outline the problems with current pelvic pain services and policies. It made recommendations on how these problems could be overcome.
Since then, the extent of pelvic pain in men has also been recognised.
The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia has taken up the challenge of implementing these recommendations and representing the interests of those with pelvic pain regardless of age or gender.
You can download the Pelvic Pain Report from the link below:
You can download the executive summary of the National Pain Strategy from the link below: