Fibroids are a common gynecological diagnosis, often misrepresented yet rarely ignored.
But this doesn't mean you should go out and get tested just yet.
Women face many challenges in our lives that are uniquely related to our reproductive systems, something callous lawmakers exploit for political purposes that have nothing to do with real concern for women.
For the first time in 15 years, the frame for a national election cycle is coming to focus on the dangers of the extreme right wing holding the country hostage to its ideology.
What is there to win? No woman wants to "win" by having to have an abortion. Do the primarily white male legislators fear losing control? Losing political contributions? Do men fear losing out to women who really do need freedom for health care of their own bodies?
This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.