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What Are Cervical Fibroids?

You’ve been experiencing extremely heavy periods, discomfort when inserting a tampon, and pain during sex so you make an appointment with your doctor to find out what could be the issue. After an exam, your doctor prescribes an ultrasound to see if cervical fibroids could be causing your discomfort. The ultrasound concludes that you have…

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My Fibroid Story: Nehawa

Nehawa was diagnosed with fibroids in June 2019. She experienced a long list of symptoms including heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular cycles, menstrual periods that lasted longer than a week, frequent urination, difficultly during urination, constipation, bloating, always looking pregnant, pain in the pelvic area, swollen feet, hormonal changes, hot flashes and more. Watch her story…

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Uterine Fibroid Research: The HoxA13 Gene

Uterine fibroids are one of the most under-researched health conditions, yet they affect nearly 26 million women in the U.S. Thankfully, more people are realizing this enormous disparity and are looking to make a difference. Researchers at the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Centers have come together with the Van Andel Institute and Spectrum…

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Discussion with D.C. Councilwoman Christina Henderson Addresses Uterine Fibroids in Health Curriculum

We had the opportunity to speak with D.C. Councilwoman At-Large, Christina Henderson, about the importance of providing curriculum in schools about potential women’s health issues like uterine fibroids. Councilwoman Henderson is passionate about advocating for issues that impact families and children. She has promoted increased health education in schools where reproductive health topics have been…

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