What My Life-Threatening Battle With Fibroids Taught Me and What I Want Other Black Women To Know

For most women, the chance of developing uterine fibroids at some point in their life is very likely. In fact, up to 80 percent of women will develop fibroids by the time they turn 50. Crazy right?

But if you thought those numbers were startling, uterine fibroids have a disproportionate impact on Black women. So much so, that Black women are about 3 times more likely than white women to develop fibroids, and they tend to develop them at a younger age than other women.

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