Committee Opinion on Von Willebrand Disease in Women
The Committee on Adolescent Health Care for is pleased to announce the release of a Committee Opinion on Von Willebrand Disease in Women. Approximately 3 million women in the United States have inherited bleeding disorders. The prevalence of bleeding disorders is particularly high among women with menorrhagia. Von Willebrand disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. Once a diagnosis is made, collaboration with a hematologist is helpful for long-term management. Women with von Willebrand disease may be at increased risk for gynecologic and obstetric complications. Many treatments are available for the control of menorrhagia in women with von Willebrand disease, but the first-line therapy remains combined hormonal contraception. . Members can access the opinion by clicking on the link. Non-members can request copies by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.