Minerva Surgical Launches Educational Website for Women Living with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding | Your money
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Minerva Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTRS), a women’s health company focused on the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), today announces the launch of a new consumer education experience for women: www.aubandme.com. The company presents the website at the 50th World Congress of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) in Austin, Texas, November 15-17, 2021.
SUA is a serious disease that affects 1 in 3 women and often goes untreated.1 In their prime, with significant personal and professional responsibilities, millions of women shoulder the added burden of pain, heavy bleeding, fatigue, depression and infertility – some of the symptoms associated with SUA. People living with AUS reported a quality of life score below the 25th percentile of the general population.2
“We spoke with women across the country and they were clear: they do not have access to complete and accurate information about their uterus. When women find AUB, we see the light come on. Women have been in pain for so long and once they hear about fibroids, polyps, and other common causes of SUA, they feel confident to speak with their doctor. AUBandMe.com puts women on the path to wellness, ”said Eugene Skalnyi, MD, vice president of medical affairs.
For too long, women have been discouraged from talking about their heavy periods. They suffer in silence, unaware that non-hormonal and minimally invasive treatment options are available. A 2020 survey of more than 6,000 women diagnosed with SUA or who felt their periods were heavier than normal, found that 41% believed there was no treatment option available to them. .3
This common condition often results in a hysterectomy which can lead to other negative health effects, including a 33% increased risk of coronary heart disease.3
Dave Clapper, President and CEO, said, “We need to do a better job of prioritizing the experience of women with their heavy periods. By increasing awareness and treatment options for AUS, women will have the opportunity to be freed from debilitating symptoms and dramatically improve their quality of life. When women, their families and communities benefit, we all benefit. This is our motivation behind the creation of AUBandMe.
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ABOUT MINERVA SURGICAL – THE UTERINE HEALTH COMPANY
Minerva Surgical is a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of minimally invasive solutions to meet the distinct uterine health care needs of women. The company has developed a wide range of products of commercially available minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy, which are designed to treat the most common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding (Uterine Bleeding) in most uterine anatomies. Minerva Surgical Solutions can be used in a variety of medical treatment settings and aim to overcome the drawbacks associated with alternative treatment methods and preserve the uterus by avoiding unnecessary hysterectomies.
Mike Clapper [email protected] 804-295-7676
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