by Polsdorfer R

Resource Guide for Uterine Fibroids

RESOURCES

Address: 409 12th St., SW P.O. Box 96920 Washington, D.C. 20090-6920

Phone: 1-202-638-5577

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 .

RESOURCES

Email Address: info@nuff.org

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.

RESOURCES

Address: 514 10th St., NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20004

Phone: 1-202-628-7814 (Health Information Requests)

Email Address: healthquestions@nwhn.org

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.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Brian Randall
  • Review Date: 09/2012
  • Update Date: 09/11/2012

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