Fibroids are benign tumors that affect women of reproductive age. It exists commonly among women of black descent however it is seen in whites as well. The tumors grow in or outside the uterus, vary in size, and could be in multiples. It is symptomatic and the common symptoms are prolonged or heavy menstrual flows, profuse bleeding with clots, abdominal pain, tightness, or bloating in the belly. Some women do not present any symptoms at all and unknowingly live with it for years.
Most women do not seek early treatment due to the fear associated with surgery, superstition, and the myths surrounding it. But you are not alone. There are survivors to support you from diagnosis to treatment. Seek early treatment, chose the treatment option best for you, and get your life back in shape
We Aim At Partnering Across All
- Provide education on Uterine Fibroid
- Promote national awareness
- Support research and initiatives to
build knowledge/data, to inform policy
and find better treatment options
- Advocate for the inclusion of Fibroid as
a reproductive health care priority
- Advocate for annual screening for all
women age 18 and above
- Galvanize support for the declaration of
July as National Fibroid Awareness
Facts About Uterine Fibroids
- 1 in 4 women of reproductive age have
- By age 50, as many as 70 –80% of all
women will have fibroid?
- Fibroids are common among black women
and they tend to grow faster and multiply?
- Countless women suffer miscarriages
because of fibroids?
- Often, women suffer in silence with
symptoms like heavy bleeding, fatigue,
difficult conception and pregnancy, anemia,
frequent urination, bloated stomach and
- Abnormal/ prolonged uterine bleeding leads
to iron deficiency anemia?
- Fibroids causes many women to lose their
wombs through hysterectomy?
- Fibroids place a financial burden on the
women and their families?
- It affects the physical, mental, emotional
the wellbeing of women?
- Non-surgical treatments of fibroids are