Endometriosis New Zealand is New Zealand’s national endometriosis organisation and has affiliated Support Networks throughout the country.

We represent the tens of thousands of girls and women with endometriosis in New Zealand and we work with those who treat the condition and researchers to find solutions. We provide unique and professional services and programs to reach individuals, communities, schools, workplaces and all stakeholders involved in improving health outcomes for those with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain. 

History

Endometriosis New Zealand began as a support group in 1985 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The three founding members Deborah Bush, Margaret McKenzie and the late Joan Moultrie, began the group because of a desire to provide information, educate and support women with endometriosis. 

The Group became a Registered Charitable Trust in January 1994, known as the New Zealand Endometriosis Foundation Incorporated (NZEF), operating now as Endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ). 

Tens of thousands of women and girls throughout New Zealand and abroad have contacted ENZ over the years - many desperate for information and support.  The passion and drive to change the course of history of endometriosis, has relied on the unique skills and talents from within the organisation setting global standards of excellence in developing and delivering initiatives, providing services and fostering research. ENZ has been a major player in contributing to facilitate the wellness of women everywhere.

Special Features

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Our logo symbol is taken from the traditional New Zealand Maori design known as the koru - the symbolism of the unfurled fern leaf.  The koru, highly pertinent to our country and cause, depicts new beginnings and fertility, harmony and growth.  Our koru design is unique to ENZ but represents all women as they strive to live well with endometriosis and pelvic pain.  Our logo shape is also suggestive of the 'e' representing endometriosis everywhere. 

Our base colour is black – very kiwi, with spring green for new life and hope and magenta pink for energy, strength and femininity.

Mate kirikopu is the Maori name for endometriosis and has been officialised in the Maori language.

Our motto 'strength through support' is key to our unique character and philosophy as we aim to greatly improve health outcomes for girls and women through our services, programs and advocacy.

strength through support
mä te tautoko, ka whai kaha, ka ora

Pre-Booking Information – Please read and accept before continuing:

Endometriosis NZ is fortunate in having educators and advisors who are trained and well informed in the understanding, treatment, management and evidence based self-management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Your ENZ educator / advisor is happy to listen to you and discuss treatment and management options in the hope that they can help you find the treatment path which best suit you and that matters to you.

We can provide education and well-health coaching to girls and women. ENZ educators and advisors are not doctors or nurses and are not trained counsellors. Please note that the service does not take the place of a consultation with a registered doctor or health professional.