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Beautiful You MRKH Foundation, Inc.


Address

3811 Woodridge Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20902 USA

Phone

765-337-8683

Email Address

bymrkh@gmail.com

Description

Beautiful You MRKH (BYMRKH) supports women and girls with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome by creating a supportive commuity of both patients and healthcare professionals for those affected by this rare congential reproductive disease. BYMRKH has created a sister-to-sister program for peer mentoring. BYMRKH also provides educational resources for both the medical and patient communities about proper treatment and diagnosis of MRKH. The organization also works with medical professionals to conduct research for future treatments and cures. MRKH is a rare condition that causes an incomplete development of the female reproductive tract It affects approximately 1 in 4,000-5,000 women. The results of MRKH are misplaced ovaries and failure to menstruate. Women with this disorder also lack a fully functional uterus and cervix, and can have kidney misplacement, hearing loss, and even heart defects.

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