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It's A Sistah Thing

Monique R. Brown, Ifeanyi C.O. Obiakor

ISBN 075820065X
Publish Date 9/1/2002
Format Paperback
Categories Dafina, Reference
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The First Book About Fibroids Written Especially For African American Women

Half of all African American women have fibroids—that’s 30% more than any other ethnic group. They’re also more likely to undergo unnecessary hysterectomies, to become anemic from heavy bleeding, and to experience severe pelvic pain.

Author Monique Brown knows what it’s like to suffer from fibroids. She had her first surgery at age 26, and continued to struggle with its symptoms for over five years, until she learned how to take charge of her condition. In It’s A Sistah Thing, she provides the latest facts, the best treatments, and valuable insider tips on coping, along with a step-by-step action plan to help a sister feel empowered in the choices she makes. Learn about:

  • How to tell if you have fibroids—with a self-evaluation checklist

  • How to get top medical care

  • Conventional approaches, from hysterectomy to myomectomy

  • Natural remedies, including herbs and supplements

  • How food affects your fibroids

  • Self-healing through prayer and positive thinking

  • Sex and fibroids—the dos and don’ts

  • Acupuncture, massage therapy, and other alternative approaches

Filled with examples from real-life African American women, this comprehensive guide offers sound advice and compassion for a woman’s problem.

“At last…a heartfelt and practical book that sheds light on a problem which has plagued so many of us for so long. Thanks for having our back, Monique…it truly is a Sistah thing!”—Terrie M. Williams, author and founder, The Stay Strong Foundation

“Finally, a thorough guide for black women who have fibroids. By sharing her own personal history with fibroids and compiling a wealth of fibroid facts, Monique Brown has written an indispensable guide for black women.”—Ziba Kashef, author, Like a Natural Woman: The Black Woman’s Guide to Alternative Healing and Disease Prevention

“Reading this book was like talking to a good friend. If you or someone you care about has fibroids, this book will be invaluable.”—Hilda Hutcherson, MD, gynecologist and author of What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex

“Monique Brown’s groundbreaking book is packed with useful and important information that’s designed to bring great comfort and relief. She has thoroughly researched and written it with great care, that sisters may enjoy healthier and happier lives.”—Dr. Grace Cornish, author of 10 Good Choices that Empower Black Women’s Lives

Monique R. Brown is the Consumer Affairs Editor for Black Enterprise Magazine, an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, and the President and Founder of Professional Women of Color. An award-winning journalist and fibroid sufferer for five years, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ifeanyi C.O. Obiakor, M.D., is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor in OB-GYN for the State University of New York and as Associate Director of the Department of OB-GYN at Saint Mary’s Catholic Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He was among the first surgeons in Brooklyn, New York to perform a myolysis procedure, which is one of the newest, most advanced methods of fibroid removal.

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