Resources » Women and girls with hemophilia

Year: 2023

Language: English

This resource is also available in: Arabic French Russian Spanish Simplified Chinese

Author(s): World Federation of Hemophilia

Format: Document

Women and girls with hemophilia


The previous edition is also available in: Japanese

The previous edition of this resource has also been translated into the following languages, with permission from the WFH, by NMOs: Setswana, Traditional Chinese

Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder. For many years, people believed that only men and boys could have symptoms of hemophilia. We now know that many women and girls do experience symptoms of hemophilia. As our knowledge about the disorder has increased, so has our understanding of why and how women can be affected. Some women live with their symptoms for years without being diagnosed or even suspecting they have a bleeding disorder.