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Eighty percent of Black Women have uterine fibroids — NYC event to address the newest treatment options!

Sateria Venable (Fifth person from the left), founder of The Fibroid Foundation, with members of the Compare-UF Research team at FDA headquarters in Washington, DC.

Eighty percent of Black Women have uterine fibroids — NYC event to address the newest treatment options!

     NEW YORK, NY (BlackNews.com)The Fibroid Foundation will host a reception and presentation on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Penthouse of the new Columbia University Fertility Center at 5 Columbus Circle (1790 Broadway) in New York City. The Foundation is redefining the medical talk format, with fun, community engagement, good food and great information. Following a champagne reception, the Chief and Co-Director of the Columbia Obstetrics and Gynecology Department (Dr. Arnold Advincula and Dr. Jeannie Kim) will conduct a presentation on fibroids and treatment options.

The Fibroid Foundation is a global women’s health advocacy organization founded by fibroids patient, Sateria Venable in 2013. Sateria founded the organization as a frustrated fibroids patient in need of medical and holistic care to treat debilitating fibroids. What began as a blog, soon expanded to small forums, became a registered 501(c)3, and has developed a global network focused on this health concern that affects millions of women.

The numbers of fibroids patients is staggering – 80% of African American women have uterine fibroids, and 25% of all women in the United States will eventually be diagnosed with fibroids. Fibroids account for half of annual hysterectomies in the U.S. Only 10% of the hysterectomies performed on fibroids patients have been deemed necessary. Join The Fibroid Foundation on May 10 to help to #EraseTheStigma.

The mission

The Fibroid Foundation’s mission is to be the premier global community of Fibroids patients. At the heart of their mission is self-care, patient advocacy, and communicating the voice of “the patient” living with Uterine Fibroids.

They create and support initiatives that provide non-invasive treatment options and ultimately, a cure for fibroids. They also advocate for ongoing funding of patient sensitive fibroids research.

Their inter-national platform focuses on erasing the ‘Stigma of Silence’ around women’s menstrual issues, and mini-mizing treatment disparities with layered patient support.

For more details about the Fibroid Foundation, visit www.fibroidfoundation.org

 

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