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.

What Women with Bleeding Disorders Need to Know About Abortion
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 It Safe for Me to Have an Abortion?
Ask a Social Worker is a monthly column featuring questions from the community and answers from members of NHF’s Social...
6 Facts About Women and Hemophilia
1. Women with hemophilia are often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed Historically hemophilia was thought of as a “man’s disease,” and for...
Ovarian Cysts: Normal or Not?
Jillian Vilardo was a sophomore in high school when she first experienced a painful ovarian cyst, a fluid-filled sac that...
Eco-Friendly Period Products
The average menstruating person in the U.S. uses 5,000 to 15,000 disposable sanitary pads and tampons over the course of...
Women's Health.
Kolbie Clarke, 17, has mild hemophilia A and low von Willebrand factor, and when she started having joint issues playing...
Headshots of 6 women who have shared their stories about dealing with hemophilia.
For women and girls with bleeding disorders, life is often a struggle to be seen and heard by medical professionals...
A piece of art depicting a multicultural group of professional women.
For years, doctors dismissed Lisa Webb’s heavy bleeding as just something that women in her family had to endure. Despite...
Young woman with von Willebrand disease
Many women accept excessive, prolonged periods as an annoying but ordinary part of being female—putting up with the monthly stress...
A new book answers girls’ questions on puberty and bleeding disorders
The onset of adolescence can be sudden or slow, but regardless, it comes with a host of physical changes. And...
Join the Movement to End Period Stigma and Promote Menstrual Equity
How women with bleeding disorders can join the menstrual movement.
Vials of blood on a table
A new booklet from NHF and CDC helps women with bleeding disorders.
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