Women's Bleeding Disorders

Women's Bleeding Disorders

Women often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed when it comes to inheritable blood and bleeding disorders. Learn the symptoms and signs.

Why are women, girls, and people with the potential to menstruate (WGPPM) who have hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or other...
Polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis are two common disorders in women. Heavy and irregular bleeding are hallmarks of both, making...
In June, when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the constitutional right to abortion, women’s health advocates...
Recently, HemAware received a question for our “Ask a Social Worker” column about having an abortion if you have a...
Ask a Social Worker is a monthly column featuring questions from the community and answers from members of NHF’s Social...
1. Women with hemophilia are often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed Historically hemophilia was thought of as a “man’s disease,” and for...
Jillian Vilardo was a sophomore in high school when she first experienced a painful ovarian cyst , a fluid-filled sac...
The average menstruating person in the U.S. uses 5,000 to 15,000 disposable sanitary pads and tampons over the course of...
Kolbie Clarke, 17, has mild hemophilia A and low von Willebrand factor, and when she started having joint issues playing...
For women and girls with bleeding disorders, life is often a struggle to be seen and heard by medical professionals...
For years, doctors dismissed Lisa Webb’s heavy bleeding as just something that women in her family had to endure. Despite...
Many women accept excessive, prolonged periods as an annoying but ordinary part of being female—putting up with the monthly stress...
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