July is Fibroid Awareness Month

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.
See the impact fibroids have on real women. Hear from Tanika Gray Valbrun about her journey.

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What are Fibroids?

A fibroid is a noncancerous tissue growth in the uterus3

Fibroids may cause: heavy menstrual bleeding, longer periods, cramping, frequent urination, and constipation3

African American women are more likely to experience fibroids than white women4

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  1. Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Uterine Fibroid Fact Sheet. https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/uterine-fibroids. Accessed April 27, 2017.
  2. National Women’s Health Resource Center. Survey of women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Data on file; 2005.
  3. Mayo Clinic.Uterine fibroids: Overview. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-fibroids/home/ovc-20212509. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  4. Stewart EA, Nicholson WK, Bradley L, Borah BJ. The Burden of Uterine Fibroids for African-American Women: Results of a National Survey. Journal of Women’s Health. 2013;22(10):807-816. doi:10.1089/jwh.2013.4334