How common is haemophilia

Haemophilia is rare.  Currently in Australia there are more than 2,800 people diagnosed with varied degrees of severity.   Most people diagnosed with haemophilia are male.  Some females who carry the gene can also have bleeding problems; some have haemophilia.  Haemophilia is found in all people across the world, no matter where they come from or how rich or poor they are. Females can have haemophilia but it is very rare. Some females who carry the haemophilia gene can also have bleeding problems.

Date last reviewed: 03/07/2020