Paragi

It took several years and visits with multiple specialists for Paragi to get a diagnosis and treatment plan that she would accept with full knowledge of what the risks were.

 

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For more information about the UF movement:

Holly Bridges

www.facebook.com/unhysterectomy

Patricia Lee

https://www.facebook.com/FibroidsGroup