Women Can Have Hemophilia, Too

Women Can Have Hemophilia, Too

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Women Can Have Hemophilia, Too

Imagine you are in an emergency room with a life-threatening bleeding problem. How would you convince an ER doctor that you are a woman with hemophilia if they don’t think women with hemophilia exist? I have both von Willebrand disease (VWD) and hemophilia B, a less common form of the disease that arises when a blood-clotting protein called factor IX is missing or defective. When I tell doctors I have VWD, they nod their heads.…

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