Frequently Asked Questions on Women and Girls with Bleeding Disorders


Year: 2021

Language: English

Author(s): World Federation of Hemophilia

Also Available In: French, Spanish

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Many carriers of hemophilia also experience symptoms of the disorder. Some women live with their symptoms for years without being diagnosed or even suspecting they have a bleeding disorder. This fact sheet includes answers to questions such as:

  • What is an inherited bleeding disorder?
  • What are the symptoms and signs of bleeding disorders in women and girls?
  • How do bleeding disorders affect pregnancy and childbirth or miscarriage?
  • What are some of the consequences and issues of untreated bleeding disorders in women and girls?

And many more!

The WFH does not engage in the practice of medicine and under no circumstances recommends particular treatment for specific individuals. For diagnosis or consultation on a specific medical problem, the WFH recommends that you contact your physician or local treatment centre. Before administering any products, the WFH urges patients to check dosages with a physician or hemophilia centre staff, and to consult the pharmaceutical company’s printed instructions.

The WFH does not promote any particular pharmaceutical product and any mention of any commercial brand in this presentation is strictly for educational purposes.