Disparities in Iron Deficiency Treatment Among Women

In a collaborative fireside chat by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and Shield Therapeutics, experts Dr. Wendy Wright and Dr. Lisa Gittens-Williams addressed the diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in women, emphasizing the existing disparities in care. Dr. Gittens-Williams focused on the disparities in diagnosis, screening, and treatment among women of color and minority groups. Dr. Wright presented key findings from important studies, particularly noting the effectiveness and safety of ferric maltol in treating ID with or without anemia. The session, featuring real-life case studies and an interdisciplinary approach, concluded with a live Q&A session moderated by Michael Cody, MD. This fireside chat is free to watch by anyone logged into their free NPWH account.

Reference: Interdisciplinary Approach to Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia: Disparities in Diagnosis, Screening, and Treatment particularly in Women of Color or in Minority Groups. National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. Accessed March 25, 2024. https://www.pathlms.com/npwh/courses/55097

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