Bleeding Disorders in Women: Free Materials

“Better You Know” Materials

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) developed The Better You Know (BYK) materials through a cooperative agreement funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Postcardsexternal icon

These postcards are designed to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders among women.

Menstrual Chart and Scoring Systemexternal icon

This chart helps women track their bleeding during a menstrual cycle (period) to help determine if they experience heavy menstrual bleeding. A woman may want to consider seeing a healthcare professional if she scores more than 100 points.

Better You Know Menstrual Chart & Scoring System
Doctor Visit Preparation Questionsexternal icon

This tool can be used prior to a healthcare visit to help women think of questions that may be helpful when talking to their provider about symptoms, diagnosis, and a treatment plan. It may also help women develop questions specific to their experience.

Better You Know Doctor Visit Preparation
Healthcare Diaryexternal icon

This diary helps women prepare for a visit with a healthcare provider, so that they can accurately discuss their health history and current bleeding signs and symptoms.

Better You Know Healthcare Diary
Lab Test Log

This tool helps women track the types of laboratory tests ordered by healthcare providers when determining if they have a bleeding disorder.

Better You Know Lab Test Log


Various VWD documents
Von Willebrand disease

CDC provides fact sheets and other information about von Willebrand Disease, a blood disorder in which the blood does not clot properly.