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I started Uterus Savers as a way to help women learn about uterine fibroids (fibroids) and treatment options. I have been shy about being open about myself and about fibroids. I had my first myomectomy in 1997 when I was 31. I hoped that the advancements in medical technology that I read about back then would be common and available now. As it is, women still have the same options they have had for 100 years with only a few additions now, while surgery remains the standard treatment.

Invisible Illness: “People Thought I Was Making My Agonising Pain Up—But I Have Endometriosis”

...I'd go to school each day and last about half a day before the crippling pain became too much and I was sent home. When it became an almost daily occurrence, I started to notice the eyerolls from my peers and even my teachers—they thought I was making it up. Even the school nurses became reluctant to send me home. ...

Women in Arizona State Prison Would Have to Work 27 Hours Just to Get a Box of Tampons

...Several men on the committee wondered why they were debating menstruation. According to Arizona Central, Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence, the committee chairman, said, “I’m almost sorry I heard the bill.” He added, “I didn’t expect to hear pads and tampons and the problems of periods.”

Arizona is not alone in this fight. A handful of other states—including Maryland, Virginia, and Nebraska—have introduced similar legislation or policies in recent weeks. Colorado passed a similar amendment last year.

12 pads a month, no tampons: Is that enough for Arizona’s incarcerated women?

...The Arizona Legislature is considering a bill that would provide incarcerated women with an unlimited supply of feminine hygiene products, including tampons, pads, cups and sponges.

Currently, incarcerated women automatically get 12 free pads each month. They must ask an officer if they need more and may possess up to 24 at a time. Unlike in other states, if they want tampons, they must buy them. ...

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