J819

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 2021, as Fibroid Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J819



Senate Resolution No. 819

BY: Senator PERSAUD

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
July 2021, as Fibroid Awareness Month in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body has an interest in fostering the
health and well-being of its citizens and engaging in a conscientious
commitment to advancing women's health; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 2021, as Fibroid Awareness
Month in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Uterine fibroids, clinically known as uterine leiomyoma,
are the most common benign tumors in the uterus and the single most
common indication for hysterectomy; and

WHEREAS, African American women experience uterine fibroids at a
rate of three times that of the general population, a higher rate than
any other ethnic group; and

WHEREAS, In the United States, obstetric outcomes that were
attributed to fibroid tumors resulted in a cost of $238 million to $7.76
billion annually; uterine fibroid tumors were estimated to cost the
United States $5.9-34.4 billion annually, and over $3.6 billion is spent
annually on the medical expense of hysterectomy procedures, and 1.6 to
17.2 billion estimated annual lost work costs in terms of absenteeism
and short term disability in women ages 25 to 54; and

WHEREAS, The establishment of health seminars, funding
opportunities, medical information panels, and community programs would
empower and inform residents of the State of New York about uterine
fibroids and would encourage earlier diagnosis, more research, better
treatment options, and eventually a cure for uterine fibroids; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 2021, as Fibroid
Awareness Month in the State of New York, fully confident that this
recognition will emanate the journey to fostering appropriate measures
to battle this disadvantageous disease; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 13 / May / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / May / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 20 / May / 2021
    • ADOPTED

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