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Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are benign (noncancerous) growths that develop from the muscle layer of the uterus/womb. They are the most common type of growth found in the pelvis of a person with a uterus. Fibroids can vary in size or stay the same size over time.
There are significant racial disparities in disease prevalence, incidence, age of onset, and treatment profile. Fibroids are 2-3 times more common in Black people than White people, and are one of the leading causes of morbidity amongst reproductive aged people. Michigan recognizes these disparate outcomes and is committed to increasing education and awareness, as well as sharing stories of Michiganders who experience fibroids.
Educational Information and Resources
- Get Care to Live a Healthier Future with Uterine Fibroids (PDF) - Information on fibroids, symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment
- Uterine Fibroid Resource List (PDF) - Links to national organizations, racial disparities, information for health professionals, and legislation
Information About Uterine Fibroids
National Organizations Working to Educate and Empower People with Uterine Fibroids:
Uterine Fibroid 101 and Frequently Asked Questions:
Information for Health Professionals
- Uterine Fibroids in Black Women: A Race-Stratified Subgroup Analysis of Treatment Outcomes After Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation
- Implementation of the uterine fibroids Option Grid patient decision aids across five organizational settings
- Encounter decision aids to facilitate shared decision-making with women experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding or symptomatic uterine fibroids
- Beyond the physical: a qualitative assessment of the burden of symptomatic uterine fibroids on women's emotional and psychosocial health
- Burden, Prevalence, and Treatment of Uterine Fibroids: A Survey of U.S. Women
- Patient Recommendations for Shared Decision-Making in Uterine Fibroid Treatment Decisions
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