New Fibroids App Now Available to Provide Empowerment, Knowledge, And Support for Women
If you are a woman living with fibroids, you understand that navigating your fibroid journey can be daunting. A plethora of misinformation or lack of information exists about this condition.
Luckily, there’s now a resource available to help make a woman’s health journey with fibroids easier and more hopeful. Responsum Health has launched a new fibroids app to serve as an online empowerment, knowledge, and support platform for women with uterine fibroids (UF)—a condition that affects 70% to 80% of all women by the age of 50.
Provided in partnership with The White Dress Project and CARE About Fibroids—two of the nation’s leading fibroids support organizations—and with support and collaboration from AbbVie, a global research-driven biopharmaceutical company, Responsum for Fibroids is available for free via web browser or mobile app. The Responsum for Fibroids Library has more than 500 searchable resources for Fibroid patients and caregivers.
Thoughtfully designed to best serve fibroids patients and their families, Responsum for Fibroids provides users with a toolkit of useful, community-oriented features. The platform replaces undependable web aggregators and social sites with a personalized Newsfeed that delivers easy-to-read summaries of important fibroids news and information from across the internet every day. Moreover, all Responsum for Fibroids content is written by professional health writers and vetted by a team of researchers under the guidance of patients and medical experts at The White Dress Project and CARE About Fibroids.
“Uterine fibroids is one of the most prevalent—and little discussed—chronic health challenges that women face, especially women of color,” said Responsum Health Founder and CEO Andrew Rosenberg. “We are excited to be partnering with The White Dress Project and CARE About Fibroids, with support from AbbVie, to bring women a state-of-the-art app to help them better understand their fibroid treatment options; develop strategies to improve their health and quality of life; and find community among others who are facing the same challenge.”
Women living with fibroids and their caregivers can search for articles and information for physical, mental, and emotional support and resources in the ever-growing Responsum for Fibroids Library by using terms like “mental health,” “genetics,” “birth control,” “Uterine Artery Embolization” or “treatment options.” The library has filters that can help you find exactly what you need, faster.
Other features include the Community Chat, a moderated social wall where women can share fibroid experiences and advice; automatic translation into seven languages; and the Patient One-Sheet, which allows patients to easily collect, maintain, and print their key medical information. Members will also have access to Responsum’s robust collection of trusted patient resources, including financial assistance and support groups.
“CARE About Fibroids is dedicated to supporting innovation and educational efforts that will help ease the burden on women living with symptomatic uterine fibroids,” said Nancy Lee, M.D., a member of CARE About Fibroids’ Science Advisory Committee. “Responsum for Fibroids is a groundbreaking effort that aligns with our mission and builds on our efforts to raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of fibroids for American women.”
“For years, our organization has closely followed the stories of many women with fibroids who have been fighting in silence, overwhelmed by the amount of misinformation and almost non-existing support,” said Tanika Gray Valbrun, founder of The White Dress Project. “Our partnership with Responsum Health will allow us to make substantial progress by providing patients and caregivers with accurate information and credible resources to help them become more empowered patients and drive better health outcomes.”
To learn more more, visit responsumhealth.com/fibroids . The free mobile app is available on Apple iOS (dwonload here) and Android (download here). You can also connect and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.