Once you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, your next  question is likely, “What treatment should I pursue?”  

The answer to this  question can be quite tricky, especially because there are several  different treatments for fibroids, but the most commonly prescribe solution is a hysterectomy.  

So if you are feeling a bit confused  about your diagnosis and are unsure what to do, you are not alone and 

you may have MORE options than you think!


What Are Fibroids?

Fibroids, also known as uterine fibroids are  benign (non-cancerous) tumours that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus.

Who is at Risk?

 Uterine fibroids are the most common tumours within the female reproductive system and all women are at a potential risk of developing  them. However, they are extremely prevalent in black women. 


What Does The Research Say?

Black women are up to 5 times more likely to develop uterine fibroids with an earlier age of onset. It is estimated that Fibroids can effect up to 70% of black women.   


Unnecessary Hysterectomies

Research has shown that widespread lack of knowledge and mistaken beliefs among many women about fibroids and alternative treatments, are major reasons why many women get a hysterectomy  unnecessarily.  A 2017 survey commissioned by the Society of  Interventional Radiology, found that 20% believe a hysterectomy is the only treatment for uterine fibroids and 19% believe fibroids are cancerous and require the removal of the uterus.


Keeping The Motherhood Dream Alive

For many women with fibroids, the desire for future pregnancy is an  important part of the fibroid treatment decision-making process. If  you’ve been told surgery is your only option, there are other safe options  for women who desire future pregnancy.

"We Can Wear White"

"We Can Wear White" is The Jarrett Foundation's upcoming women's health campaign. 

We will be targeting women across the UK who have had or still have fibroid problems. 


We Want You To:

  • Tell us what are the issues
  • Help us build the solution so that we can work together to tackle them 
  • Tell us the information you need 
  • Be involved in shaping the project 
  • Be involved in developing and delivering the project 

We Will:

  • Show you that we have listened 
  • Show you the difference that "We Can Wear White" will make in the community

The Jarrett Foundation is collaborating with an International team of experts, who are all on a mission to make a difference in the UK and also train doctors across the entire Commonwealth, so that women are made aware of their choices and not have unnecessary hysterectomies.   


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