Category: Reproductive Health

The “White Girl’s Disease”

As a young Black woman being diagnosed with not one but two female disorders, it’s frustrating and at times, exhausting to explain the life given to you. Because the choice that every woman believes she has to give birth—or not—is immediately gone with the diagnosis of Endometriosis (or Endo) and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. […]

FBW Health: The Difference between Perimenopause and Menopause

A woman’s reproductive cycle is a journey of milestones, often dictated by hormones. Perimenopause occurs around the time we begin to make a transition into menopause. The term perimenopause translates to mean “around menopause.” Menopause marks the end of menstruation and reproductive years in women. There is not a specific perimenopause age that experts can […]

FBW Health: The Difference Between Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis*

As we enter our 40’s many of us find ourselves dealing with longer, heavier and more painful menstrual cycles, along with a host of other symptoms we may not have experienced before. While some of these issues are just common results of the aging process, you may find yourself dealing with an actual medical condition. […]

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