Fibroids are more common among Black women. Our research shows that Black women are significantly younger in age at diagnosis of fibroids, have fewer days between periods, and experience more severe menstrual pain compared to White women. Read more about our research.
Due to the health disaprity of uterine fibroids for Black women, it is critical for Black women to participate in clinical research studies so we can identify the underlying causes. Learn more about this study and find out if you might be eligible to participate.
We are currently enrolling families in the "Finding Genes for Fibroids" and "COMPARE-UF" studies, two clinical research studies aimed at identifying the causes of uterine fibroids and optimal treatments.