Uterine fibroids affect up to 40% of reproductive-age women. While many women may have no symptoms, others suffer with heavy menstrual bleeding, anemia, dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain and pressure, reduced quality of life, and reduced fertility. This is particularly true for Black women who are disproportionately affected. Communication is often lacking between women and their ob-gyns and PCPs regarding appropriate patient-centered treatments for their uterine fibroids. Join us as we explore keys to the early diagnosis of uterine fibroids and unravel the shared decision-making process that leads to maximizing patient outcomes.
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William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP
Vice President, Scientific Affairs
Global Learning Collaborative
Fort Washington, PA
No relationships reported.
Stephen M. Cohen, MD, FACOG
SUNY Upstate Medical School
Consulting Fees: AbbVie
Founder & CEO of The Fibroid Foundation
No relationships reported
- Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
- Stephen Chavez has nothing to disclose.
- Barry A. Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
- Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
- William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, has nothing to disclose.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize the role of early diagnosis in improving outcomes for patients with uterine fibroids
- Formulate strategies to engage patients in discussions about their fibroid symptoms and treatment preferences
- Evaluate the latest evidence on medical therapies for the management of uterine fibroids
- Develop approaches to reduce implicit bias in developing care strategies for Black women with uterine fibroids
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and certified nurse midwives in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, and internal medicine.
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