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Women with Childhood Abuse History are at Greater Risk for Uterine Fibroids

African-American women who have experienced sexual or physical abuse before the age of 11 are at greater risk of uterine fibroids in adulthood compared to women with no abuse history, according to a new study by the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. Physical abuse in childhood increases a woman’s risk by 16 percent and sexual abuse in childhood increases her risk by 34 percent.

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