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Learn about the different types of hemophilia, how it is inherited and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Key points

  • People with hemophilia can live happy and normal lives with the support of a comprehensive health care team.
  • Hemophilia is a lifelong condition that is passed down from parents to children.
  • Hemophilia affects mostly boys. Girls are usually carriers.
  • Severity of hemophilia can vary, and thus treatments do as well. Options will be discussed between you and your child's comprehensive care team.
Last updated: February 13th 2014