‘We try to give patients hope that things will get better’: GP at pelvic pain clinic

The pelvic pain clinic in Perth is one of 22 funded by the Federal Government.
Left to right: Dr Andrew Leech with clinical team members Chloe Barber, Lucy Stewart and Siobhan Lenihan.

When Dr Andrew Leech started his pelvic pain clinic, his number one focus was endometriosis.

But six months in, he has learnt “not all pelvic pain is endometriosis”, and that some patients hope an endometriosis diagnosis will finally explain their symptoms only to be dismayed when it is not borne out.