PPEP Talks for region's students

EDUCATION: Leightahnee Henry, Lily Martin, Shauna Warrior and Ashlyn Vanderwal attended the PPEP Talk by Michelle Neilsen (centre) at Navigator College last week.
EDUCATION: Leightahnee Henry, Lily Martin, Shauna Warrior and Ashlyn Vanderwal attended the PPEP Talk by Michelle Neilsen (centre) at Navigator College last week.

FEMALE students from around Eyre Peninsula learnt about endometriosis and pelvic pain as part of an Australian first initiative being rolled out in the state's secondary schools.

Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia's Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program or PPEP Talk visited seven of the region's schools last week including Tumby Bay, Cummins and Port Lincoln.

Clinical coordinator Michelle Nielsen said students seemed interested in the information provided.

Miss Nielsen said the program was still in its first year of funding but it was being well supported and received a good response rate from Eyre Peninsula schools.

"It's not a generic period talk," she said.

"We talk about period pain, what's normal and not normal, pelvic pain and endometriosis, hormonal and medical treatments as well as diet and exercise."

She said the program educated students about endometriosis and pelvic pain to raise awareness and promote early diagnosis and support.