Uterine fibroid tumors are growths on the inside and/or outside of a woman’s uterus. Though these fibroids are not cancerous, they can significantly harm a woman’s reproductive health – causing infertility and pregnancy complications. While the reason is uncertain, fibroids are diagnosed in black women more than three times as white women. Black women are four times more likely than a white women to undergo a hysterectomy for the treatment of uterine fibroids. Although the cause of uterine fibroids are uncertain – estrogen and progesterone levels appear to be factors. Fibroids tend to be most problematic during a woman’s prime reproductive years – when hormones are at their highest levels.