Women across the country are banding together to advocate for timely and appropriate care and treatment. The uterine fibroid patient advocacy movement is creating an organized and unified patient voice, the first step towards being taken seriously by the medical community—as opposed, Patricia says, “to being seen as a lot of screaming women, which is kind of what we’re taken for now.”
More women like Mercy, who had the courage to find her own solution, are connecting to each other, learning from their empowering and motivating experience:
Even when a woman is armed with knowledge about abnormal uterine bleeding treatment options, and knows how to interact confidently with her doctor, the Canadian healthcare system itself may still throw up barriers to her best treatment outcomes.
So what are women living with these conditions to do? 5 Ways Any Woman Can Be A Shero Being a Shero isn’t complicated. Here are five easy, everyday steps anyone can take to be a Shero:
1. Talk, talk, talk—be a talking Shero. Tell your story to your friends, your family, your boss, your co-workers, your bowling club, your yoga class-anyone you haven’t shared with. You might be surprised by how they respond and by how many women may be [...] continue the story