THERE are some health issues that women don't talk about.
Kylie Norman and Kirsty Guilfoyle plan to bring those issues into the light, just in time for Women's Health Week.
More than 10 per cent of Australian women suffer from endometriosis, a disease that causes the lining of the womb to grow in other parts of the body.
The symptoms are pain and in some cases infertility, and the Women's Health Forum will create a space for women to talk openly about it.
"We'll have a number of health professionals talking about endometriosis, poly-cystic ovaries, pelvic floor function, anxiety and nutrition," Ms Norman said.
"I think they are issues a lot of women may suffer from silently and not seek help for.
"This hopefully is an environment where women can feel safe to ask questions and chat to other women who may be suffering." Women's Health Week focuses on a different aspect of health each day, from movement to reproductive health, chest and mental health. Along with the doctors talks, the Women's Health Forum will have a number of exhibitor stalls and services on hand.
It's the second event and it's an opportunity for women to take some time out for themselves and their health, Ms Norman said. "We want women to come to these events and have their questions answered, there's no questions or topics off limits," she said.
"For women in rural areas it's hard to access specialists and there's a cost involved, this is a chance to get evidence-based information from the right sources."
Women's Health Week coincides with CWA awareness week and as a member of the Tamworth Evening Branch, Ms Guilfoyle wanted to include the 2019 CWA health topic of endometriosis.
It will be presented by Gynecologist, Dr Lilach Leibenson and a personal account of living with Endometriosis shared by a CWA member.
The forum is on September 8, 9am to 12:30pm at Tamworth Jockey Club.
Entry is $15.