July is Fibroid Awareness Month

We are in this together! Change the Cycle, in partnership with The White Dress Project, is continuing the fight to recognize July as Fibroid Awareness Month nationally. Did you know that up to 80% of all women will have fibroids by the age of 50?1 Now, is the time to talk about fibroids as an important women’s health issue.
Use the hashtag #WhyIWearWhite to raise awareness of National Fibroid Awareness Month and tell the world that fibroids don’t need to control your lifestyle.
Change the Cycle took to streets to find out just how much people know about fibroids. Play to find out the word on the street and share the video to spread the word!

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What are Fibroids?

A fibroid is typically a noncancerous tissue growth in the muscle walls of the uterus1

Fibroids may cause: heavy bleeding, cramping, bloating, frequent urination and trouble conceiving1

African American Women are more likely to experience fibroids than white women1

Get in on the action!

Join us as we raise awareness for the recognition of Fibroid Awareness Month! Share posts using the hashtag #WhyIWearWhite and tell us why raising awareness about fibroids is important to you!

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REFERENCES:

  1. Office of Women’s Health, U.S., Department of Health and Human Services. Uterine Fibroids. https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/uterine-fibroids. Accessed October 5, 2016.
  2. National Women’s Health Resource Center. Survey of women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Data on file; 2005.