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Resource Guide for Uterine Fibroids

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Address:
409 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024-2188
Phone:
202-638-5577
1-800-673-8444
Internet Address:
http://www.acog.org
Description of Services Provided:
ACOG provides its members and the general public with a professional bookstore, patient education materials, and news releases. Information on government relations, women's issues, technical help, professional meetings, and a physician referral service are also provided .

The National Uterine Fibroids Foundation

Address:
PO Box 9688
Colorado Springs, CO 80932-0688
Phone:
719-633-3454
Internet Address:
http://www.nuff.org
Description of Services Provided:
NUFF is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation organized to engage in charitable, educational, and scientific activities related to the care and treatment of women who have uterine fibroids or related conditions of the reproductive system. NUFF provides information to the public, advocates for the rights of all women, facilitates research studies, promotes alternatives to hysterectomy, and provides support to internet-developed women's health groups. NUFF also facilitates local "meet-ups" so interested women can connect with other women who have fibroids.

National Women's Health Network

Address:
1413 K Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:
202-347-1140
Internet Address:
http://www.nwhn.org
Description of Services Provided:
The National Women's Health Network acts as an independent voice for women's health. The organization researches and analyzes women's health issues from a feminist, critical perspective. Members create and disseminate evidence-based information on women's health issues to consumers, advocates, healthcare professionals, media, and policy-makers. The Network monitors and educates congress and federal agencies to ensure that laws and policies, as well as research and regulatory decision-making, reflect the interests of all women. Also within its scope, the organization monitors information provided by companies that sell or promote pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and dietary supplements. Members link activists and community groups nationwide and address the interconnections among social, racial, economic, and gender equity.
Last reviewed August 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
Last Updated: 8/4/2015

 

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