Bleeding Disorders and Women: Could You Be at Risk?

by Lillian Whitaker

Although bleeding disorders are not as widely recognized in women as in men, they do occur. While women and men have similar symptoms, women can experience added complications throughout their lifetime. That's why it's critical that women know the symptoms, get a diagnosis and take steps to getting treatment.

Tune into our "Bleeding Disorders and Women: Could You Be at Risk?" Facebook Live series to hear from leading experts and real women living with bleeding disorders on topics including:

These events are free to all.

Join HealthyWomen's Facebook Live events at 12 p.m. ET.

Presented with support from the National Hemophilia Foundation.

Navigating a Diagnosis — November 10, 2021

When you have symptoms of a bleeding disorder, it can be difficult to get a diagnosis and find the specialized care you need. Our experts will provide guidance on risk factors, recognizing signs and symptoms, getting the care you need, and taking an active role in your treatment.

Sharon Allison-Ottey, MD
CEO, CARLDEN Inc. and Beautiful Woman Inside and Out, Inc.
Executive Director, The COSHAR Healthy Communities Foundation

Charletta Ayers, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers University at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Meera Chitlur, MD
Director, Hemophilia Treatment Center, Hemostasis Program and Special Coagulation Laboratory

Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP
Director of Women's Health, Comprehensive Wellness

Living With a Bleeding Disorder — November 17, 2021

Menstruation, pregnancy, labor and delivery all present challenges for women with hemophilia. Hear from experts and real women who will share their journey from diagnosis to managing the day-to-day physical and emotional impacts of living with the condition.