Welcome to the Uterine Health Guide

This is your trusted resource for learning more about period health, uterine health conditions, and more.

The information and tools provided on this site were developed by experts and patient advocacy organizations.

These tools will help educate and encourage you to take charge of your health.

Taking care of your uterus starts with “u.”

Learn About Your Period Health

Understand your period and how to talk about it.

Periods are different for everyone. There is a lot of misunderstanding around what is a “normal” period. Along with period stigma, or taboo, this can make it hard to know when something isn’t right.4 Heavy, painful periods could be a sign of a health problem.

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Flag Your Uterine Health Conditions

Learn when to flag your flow and what it might mean for your health.

Have questions about uterine health? Uterine health conditions affect many people and can cause problems with your period. About 7 out of 10 women (70%) in the United States will be diagnosed with uterine fibroids by the time they reach menopause, and about 1 in 10 women of reproductive age (10%) are affected by endometriosis.6–8

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Discover podcasts, resources, and more

Dive into our library of podcasts, downloadable resources, and videos to learn more about uterine health and wellness. Gain valuable insights, tips, and guidance from trusted voices in the field.


Talk to Your Healthcare Provider

Check out these lists of useful questions.

Talking about periods can be hard. A recent survey showed that 1 in 5 women (20%) often don’t feel comfortable discussing menstrual health with their healthcare providers. 4 Let’s fight period stigma - it’s time to speak up.


1 in 5 women don’t feel comfortable

talking about uterine health with their doctors4

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Find out more about periods and uterine health from patient advocacy organizations.

Patient advocacy organizations in this space have created resources to educate the public about periods and support women and menstruators. Learn about what these organizations are doing to bring uterine health conditions to light.

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1. Miller SS. Putting a stop to the stigma around menstruation. HealthyWomen. Accessed March 2024 https://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/putting-stop-stigma-around-menstruation. 2. Uterine definition. Merriam-Webster. Accessed March 2024. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uterine. 3. Global glossary for the global menstrual movement. PERIOD. Accessed March 2024. https://period.org/uploads/Global-Glossary-for-the-Menstrual-Movement-v1.3.pdf. 4. State of the cycle. Female Forward Together. Accessed March 2024. https://femaleforwardtogether.com/state-of-the-cycle/. 5. Uterine fibroids. NICHD - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Accessed March 2024. https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/factsheets/uterine. 6. Stewart EA, Cookson CL, Gandolfo RA, Schulze-Rath R. Epidemiology of uterine fibroids: a systematic review. BJOG. 2017;124(10):1501-1512. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14640. 7. Shafrir AL, Farland LV, Shah DK, et al. Risk for and consequences of endometriosis: a critical epidemiologic review. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2018;51:1-15. doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2018.06.001. . 8. Fuldeore MJ, Soliman AM. Prevalence and Symptomatic Burden of Diagnosed Endometriosis in the United States: National Estimates from a Cross-Sectional Survey of 59,411 Women. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2017;82(5):453-461. doi:10.1159/000452660. 9. Menstrual definition. Merriam-Webster. Accessed March 2024. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menstrual. 10. Rose SL. Patient advocacy organizations: institutional conflicts of interest, trust, and trustworthiness. J Law Med Ethics. 2013;41(3):680-687. doi:10.1111/jlme.12078.