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CPD1h of CPD
Total Rating(s)49
Publish Date23 July 2017
Review Date29 March 2020
Expiry Date23 July 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Your patient tells you that they are experiencing severe pelvic pain. Could the cause of this be due to endometriosis, or is it something else? This Course will assist you to differentiate endometriosis from other causes of pelvic pain.

Topics include:

  • Gynaecological causes of pelvic pain
  • Non-gynaecological causes of pelvic pain
  • Diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis

Target audience

Health professionals caring for women of all ages, and especially those working in women's health, primary practice, paediatrics, and adolescent health.


Enhance awareness of the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for endometriosis, and how it differs to other causes of pelvic pain and discomfort.


Endometriosis is a common, chronic, painful pelvic condition that can afflict women from the time of menarche to menopause. Often endometriosis is diagnosed in women being investigated for chronic abdominal pain, which they have experienced in silence. Endometriosis can have a major impact on a woman's quality of life. One of the main issues is that there is often a delay in diagnosing endometriosis and some women have symptoms for many years before treatment is started.

Health professionals need to be able to distinguish endometriosis from other causes of pelvic pain so that they can appropriately advise women on how and where to seek assistance and to provide support.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain what endometriosis is and how it is different from other causes of pelvic pain
  • Identify the common signs and symptoms of endometriosis
  • Describe how endometriosis may be diagnosed and treated


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


Portrait of Graeme Dennerstein
Graeme Dennerstein

Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria.  He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA).

CPD1h of CPD
Total Rating(s)49
Publish Date23 July 2017
Review Date29 March 2020
Expiry Date23 July 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Women's Health
Child and Family Health
Sexual Health
Maternal and Child Health
Reproductive Health
Primary Health Care
Pain Management
Adolescent Health

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


49 Total Rating(s)

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Avelina Go Chow
16 Mar 2019


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Jennifer Topham
15 Mar 2019

Good knowledge about subject and presentation good

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Jane Crowther
01 Mar 2019

An interesting and informative presentation

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Nikkayla Garland
09 Feb 2019

Great overall education, enough detail to understand the basics but not be overwhelmed by in depth detail

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cong wang
08 Feb 2019

very useful and informative

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Kathryn Cain
07 Feb 2019

This is a very relevant module for educating staff of the treatment of women generally who may exhibit signs and symptoms of this condition at any point during a hospital or clinic stay

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Phillipa Muzhingi
05 Feb 2019

This topic on endometriosis has been very well explained.The presenter has the information on his tips,I enjoyed listening to every word of it. He made it very easy to understand.Very valuable lecture indeed.

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Elizabeth Dronfield
18 Dec 2018

this was a well presented lecture

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Angela Hanifin
07 Dec 2018

interesting topic with an overall view to care.

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Marjorie Herbert
24 Nov 2018

The educator was engaging and very informative