Young women

Female Factors information for young women


FEMALE FACTORS: INFORMATION FOR YOUNG WOMEN WITH BLEEDING DISORDERS - OCTOBER 2018

Information about how bleeding disorders affect young women and teenage girls, with FAQs and personal stories. This resource includes explanations about heavy periods and other bleeding symptoms in females. It looks at haemophilia - and why bleeding patterns are different in females - von Willebrand disease (VWD), rare clotting factor deficiencies and inherited platelet disorders. It also covers other key questions for young women, including inheritance, diagnosis/testing, treatment and support, and tips for self-advocacy from other Australian women.

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Sections


What is a bleeding disorder?  459KB

Women's bleeding explained  2.1MB

Von Willebrand disease (VWD)  1.4MB

Haemophilia A and haemophilia B  1.1MB
(carrying the gene, female bleeding patterns)

Other bleeding disorders  873KB
(rare clotting factor deficiencies, inherited platelet disorders, acquired bleeding disorders)

Working with your Haemophilia Treatment Centre  1.3MB
(diagnosis and treatment)

Jade's personal story  640KB
(looking after yourself)

What do I tell my other doctor or dentist? 429KB

You are not alone  436KB

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  1.8MB
(very heavy periods; alternatives to a hysterectomy)

More information  301KB
(contacting Haemophilia Foundations and Treatment Centres; references; acknowledgements)

 

 

 

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