Issue 43 | June 2017
Heavy menstrual bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of uterine fibroids – non-cancerous tumours composed of muscular tissue in the uterus. Up to 40 % of all women will at some point in their life get the disease. The same number of people have never heard of it. That is why uterine fibroids is referred to as Sweden's most unknown women's disease. Many suffer unnecessarily, sometimes for many years. How can we raise awareness about a disease whose main characteristic is the abstract fact that women bleed more than 80 milliliters during menstruation?