Pelvic Pain affects 1 in 5 women and 1 in 12 men at some time in their life – yet it’s a condition that is rarely discussed.

As most types of pelvic pain can’t be diagnosed with blood tests or scans, it’s easy for women and men with this problem to suffer pain for years before finding the help they need.

The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation formed to build a healthier and more productive community by improving the quality of life of people with pelvic pain.

We realise that pelvic pain affects a large number of girls, women and men of all ages, ethnicities and social backgrounds. We aim to minimise the suffering and burden of pelvic pain on individuals, their families and the community through awareness, education, funding, support and research.

This website provides information for those affected by pelvic pain, their families and their health care providers, regardless of income, location or access to services.

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The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is grateful for the generous support we receive from the following individual and organisations, as well as our anonymous donors.



December 7

An Intro to Pelvic Pain

Looking for more information on Pelvic Pain? This free, downloadable booklet is an intro to many of the common pain symptoms: period pain, bloating, bowel troubles, painful sex, bladder troubles, fatigue, anxiety, stabbing pains, pudendal neuralgia, headaches, migraine – and importantly, Chronic (persistent) Pain. Chronic pain is when pain has been present on most days […]

November 21

PPEP Talk for Schools!

BIG NEWS! Australian Schools Education Program launched today! What difference would it have made to you if your pain had been diagnosed early, you’d been taught the latest information about pelvic pain, and guided to the latest resources and effective treatments when you were still a teen? If you’d had a trained and medically supported […]

November 17

Mens Pelvic Pain Video – Ms Shan Morrison

Men with pelvic pain often suffer in silence, unsure of where to go, and who can help them. Ms Shan Morrison is a physio in Melbourne highly experienced in the management of pelvic pain in men and women. Thanks to Mr Graham Smorgon, we’ve been able to record a video of Shan explaining mens pelvic […]