Questions About Bleeding Disorders
Can Women and Girls Have Hemophilia?
Women and girls can also be born with other bleeding disorders.
These conditions include factor deficiencies such as factor
VIII and factor IX deficiency (hemophilia) and other clotting
factor deficiencies (for example, factor I, II, V, VII, X,
XI, XIII deficiencies). All of these conditions are rare,
but they are treatable.
Women and girls who have fathers, sons, uncles, brothers
or nephews with hemophilia may themselves have mild hemophilia.
These women and girls may have many of the symptoms of mild
hemophilia, including joint problems. Just like their male
relatives with hemophilia, these girls and women need to
learn to recognize, prevent and treat hemophilia bleeds.
These women and girls can get expert diagnosis and treatment
by hematologists at HTCs.