Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Uterine Fibroid Outcomes among Women Veterans: A mixed-methods study
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Health Services R&D
February 2020 -
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Background: Uterine fibroids (UF) are a common and costly gynecologic condition that disproportionately affect Black women with regard to incidence, severity, treatment, and outcomes. UF result in debilitating symptoms including pelvic pressure and pain, problems with reproduction, heavy menstrual bleeding, and severe anemia, and are the leading cause of hysterectomy among women Veterans in VA. Although VA is a model healthcare system regarding health equity in many areas, recent data suggest th...