Wow! (forehead slap) Of course we need funding for this sometimes tough-to-treat but ubiquitous condition. It wasn’t too long ago that fibroids were a much less common entity. Now, sadly, they are nearly ubiquitous.
A new bill introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) seeks to provide $30 million annually to the National Institutes of Health to increase research on uterine fibroids, a sometimes tough-to-treat but pervasive condition. It wasn’t too long ago that fibroids were a much less common entity. Now, virtually all women have them, and Black women are disproportionately affected by these benign tumors. “Complications from uterine fibroids can lead to maternal mortality and morbidity, an ongoing crisis especially for Black women. We have an opportunity to change that with the Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act,” said Senator Harris.