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05 July 2024


Local women and girls in Melton are being urged to share their experiences with the Allan Labor Government’s landmark Inquiry Into Women’s Pain.


Member for Melton Steve McGhie said that for too long, women’s health hadn’t been taken seriously, with women’s pain missed and dismissed.


From debilitating period pain, to endometriosis, to managing the symptoms of menopause – it can be difficult for women and girls to get the diagnosis and support they need.


That’s why the Labor Government is holding a nation-leading inquiry into women’s experiences of pain and its treatment.


Launched in January, the Inquiry into Women’s Pain has heard from more than 9000 women and girls.


But with four weeks until the survey closes, locals are being encouraged to make sure their experience is counted and their voice is heard.


Women, girls, their carers and healthcare workers can take part by making a submission or completing a survey at

The survey closes on July 31.


Quotes attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie


“This inquiry is a chance to make sure your voice is heard and achieve better care for women across our state.”

“By sharing your ideas and experiences, you can help us close the gender pain gap.”