Did you know the vast majority of American women are likely to develop uterine fibroids by the age of 50? But while they are widespread, there is not much talk about fibroids in the national women’s health debate.
Women trying to understand their fibroid diagnosis and treatment and management options are often given incorrect information, which contributes to the stigma of fibroids and can prevent people who have them from seeking help.
This is why we are excited to partner with The White Dress Project to help women living with fibroids feel supported and empowered along the way. As a nonprofit comprised primarily of women who have had fibroid trips themselves, The White Dress Project is uniquely positioned to work with us to educate, empower and support people coping with life with fibroids .
Through our work together, we have developed resources to illustrate living with fibroids, community education, initiative, and strengthen the relationship and interaction between patient and healthcare provider.
We invite you to explore our inspiring and educational content below.
The program is funded by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer.
Myoma resource list
Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. In some cases, there are no signs or symptoms, but when the tumors become extremely enlarged, women can experience severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. Although the cause of fibroids is still unknown, up to 80% of women by the age of 50 have fibroids, and African American women are 2 to 3 times more likely to have fibroids than younger white women, and often more severe. For more information about fibroids, contact your doctor and visit the resources provided below.
The White Dress Project and HealthyWomen Resources