Gessie Thompson

According to statistics, 70 percent of White women and 90 percent of Black women have had fibroids by age fifty. As a result of the often times debilitating condition, more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids.

Many African-American women have experienced the impact of fibroids, which can cause¬†weight gain, painful menstrual cycles, infertility, and other serious health-related issues. According to the…