SWHR Applauds Uterine Fibroids Research and Education Act

Policy Engagement

Published 7/30/20

SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert, MPP, released the following statement in support of the Uterine Fibroids Research and Education Act:

“Even as millions of American women suffer from debilitating fibroids, public awareness and research funding for this disease remains startlingly low. SWHR applauds Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) on her introduction of the Uterine Fibroids Research and Education Act, which will expand federal research efforts and bring much needed attention to this overlooked disease.

Greater public awareness of fibroids will spark essential conversations among women, their families, and their health care providers about menstrual conditions, which are often stigmatized and dismissed by society. Increased funding for fibroids research is crucial to discovering better treatment options for women with this disease. We are hopeful that this bill will help prioritize uterine fibroids as a critical women’s health issue.”

Learn about SWHR’s work to raise awareness about uterine fibroids by visiting our Endometriosis and Fibroids Network webpage.