Endometriosis and Fibroids network
The normalization of women’s pain and the stigmatization of menstrual issues have resulted in a lack of scientific innovation and public awareness for endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and related conditions.
An estimated 10% of reproductive-age women are living with endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that resembles that of the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, leading to lesions, heavy bleeding, and painful periods.
About 26 million women suffer from uterine fibroids, a condition in which benign tumors growing in and around the uterus cause heavy and irregular bleeding and anemia.
SWHR’s Endometriosis and Fibroids Network is working to engage and educate patients, clinicians, and health care decision-makers about the burden of these diseases, which significantly impact the lives of the women.