Did you know the vast majority of American women will probably get uterine fibroids by age 50? But despite being common, there's not a lot of talk about fibroids in the national conversation on women's health.
Women trying to understand their fibroid diagnosis and treatment and management options often get incorrect information, which contributes to stigma about fibroids and can keep people who have them from reaching out for help.
That's why we're excited to have joined forces with The White Dress Project to help women living with fibroids feel supported and empowered during their journey. As a nonprofit organization primarily made up of women who've traveled through fibroid journeys of their own, The White Dress Project is uniquely positioned to partner with us to educate, empower and support people who are managing life with fibroids.
Through our collective work, we've developed resources to illustrate life with fibroids, educate the community, encourage self-advocacy and strengthen the patient-healthcare provider relationship and interaction.
We invite you to explore our inspiring and educational content below.
The program is funded by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer.
Video Story: All About Periods - Nkem Osian Fibroids Journey
The White Dress Project: Photovoice Storytelling Campaign
Fibroids Resource List
Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman's uterus. In some cases, no signs or symptoms are present, but if 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 experience fibroids by the age of 50 and African American women suffer from fibroids 2 to 3 times more than white women at a younger age and often more severely. For more information on fibroids, contact your healthcare provider and visit the resources provided below.
The White Dress Project and HealthyWomen Resources
- The White Dress Project
- The White Dress Project: We CAN Wear White - YouTube
- Fibroids - HealthyWomen
- What to Know About Uterine Fibroids - HealthyWomen
- The Double Whammy for Black Women With Fibroids - HealthyWomen
- I Thought My Heavy Bleeding Was Normal — Until It Almost Killed Me - HealthyWomen
- After My Hysterectomy, I'm Living My Best Life - HealthyWomen
- HealthyWomen Statement on Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act