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Focus on Fibroids: Tools to Navigate Optimal Care
Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women ages 15 to 50.

With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result in significant health issues. Further, women with fibroids can experience delays in diagnosis due to stigma around menstrual disorders and normalization of symptoms by both patients and healthcare providers alike.

Diagnosing and treating uterine fibroids often requires a personalized approach that combines an assessment of a patient’s values and needs with medical treatments and wellness strategies to help each individual maintain a full and high quality of life. The Society for Women’s Health Research has created educational materials to increase awareness and understanding of uterine fibroids and help individuals with uterine fibroids navigate their care.

SWHR is hosting a webinar series to share educational information about uterine fibroids, including diagnosis, treatment options, access to care, and disparities, as well as and highlight the experiences of women living with fibroids.

Kedra Wallace, PhD, Associate Professor; Director of Research, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, University of Mississippi Medical Center

James Segars, MD, Director, Division of Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Research; Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Nkem Osian, MPH, Director of Medical Partnerships, The White Dress Project; Health Equity Fellow, Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity

Moderated by:
Irene O. Aninye, PhD, Director of Science Programs, Society for Women's Health Research

Support for this event has been provided by AbbVie, Myovant/Pfizer, and Roche.

Nov 29, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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