July is Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month

When people are uncertain about what’s normal regarding menstrual blood loss and irregular bleeding, it can contribute to delays in the diagnosis of uterine fibroids or other conditions. That’s why we’re focused on uterine health education and raising awareness of fibroids – during Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month and all year long.

Resources for those

Living with Uterine Fibroids

We see people as more than the health conditions they are managing. If you have questions about your uterine health, check out these resources to learn more about how to talk with your healthcare provider and find support in your community.

understanding the problem

Prevalence of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are a common disease with frequently debilitating symptoms.

Uterine Fibroids Are Common

Approximately 19 million women between the ages of 15 and 49 years are estimated to have uterine fibroids in the United States alone.


About 25% of these women, or 5 million, are estimated to experience symptoms associated with fibroids.

Black Women Are at Higher Risk

Prevalence is estimated to be 3X higher in Black women as compared to white women.

Patient stories

Using the Power of Storytelling

Patient stories use the power of storytelling to better understand the daily impact of diseases like fibroids. Through asking questions and listening to others, we can enable conversations, build community, and view menstrual health from a new perspective.

Menstrual Mysteries—Mothers and Daughters Talk About Periods

Talking about periods can feel uncomfortable. But why is discussing something that millions of people experience still taboo? With this video series, we want to support open conversations around menstruation. When stigma keeps people quiet about periods, it can take longer to get care. To encourage these frank conversations, we invited mothers and daughters to talk openly with each other—and all of us—about periods.

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