Voice of Real Australia is a regular newsletter from ACM, which has journalists in every state and territory. Sign up here to get it by email, or here to forward it to a friend. Today's is written by ACM national digital agricultural journalist Kelly Butterworth. The federal budget has come and gone - some of you may not have cared about it, others may have watched it like a sporting match, ready for the winners and losers. One line caught my attention - a $58 million dollar investment into diagnosing endometriosis earlier. In the press releases, it was written like this: "One in nine Australian women are affected by endometriosis, which can affect women's health, fertility, education, and employment outcomes. The Government is investing $58 million to support women to get a diagnosis earlier." It's great, but like most press releases I wonder if the wording used accurately represents the issues. Women's health issues do affect health, fertility, education and employment outcomes. But for me, women's health issues affect when I can go out to dinner with friends, or if I can catch a movie that night. It's checking my calendar before booking holidays, or agreeing to weekends away, or agreeing to anything really. It affects my ability to eat, sleep and drink. At times, I can't even sit upright, let alone exercise the dog, catch up for a coffee, or work. Doctors are sympathetic - but there's no cure for most of the issues plaguing women and girls all over Australia. There's surgeries that help for a little while - until they don't. Then there's the old chestnut of 'just get pregnant, that'll fix it' - except maybe it won't, and maybe you don't want kids. While it's great to see funding for early diagnosis - more funding for research can't come soon enough. Let's not sugar-coat it - it's a lot more than a missed day of work here, or a cramp there. In case you are interested in filtering all the latest down to just one late afternoon read, why not sign up for The Informer newsletter?