Participate

Who may participate in COMPARE-UF?

You may be eligible to participate if youcompare-uf_woman-with-fibroid

  • are between 18 and 54 years of age,
  • are not transitioning to menopause (still having regular periods), and
  • have at least one uterine fibroid diagnosed by a healthcare provider.

As COMPARE-UF starts, we will enroll women scheduled to have a procedure to treat their fibroid (such as surgery or other method of removing/destroying the fibroid) at one of the enrolling centers. At a later date, we may also enroll women who are using medications to treat their fibroid symptoms.

Where Can I Enroll in COMPARE-UF?

View the site map to find out if there is an enrolling center near you.

A Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Enrolling Now)

  • Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery
  • Center for Gyn Min. Invasive Surgery

Hallmark Health System (Enrolling Now)

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Enrolling Soon)

Massachusetts  General Hospital (Enrolling Now)

  • Center for Reproductive Surgery

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (Enrolling Now)

Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Enrolling Now)

B Henry Ford Health System (Enrolling Now)

C Inova Health Systems (Enrolling Now)

D Mayo Clinic (Enrolling Now)

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Arizona

E Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

  • Madigan Army Medical Center (Enrolling Now)
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Enrolling Soon)
  • Tripler Army Medical Center (Enrolling Soon)

F University of California Fibroid Network (Enrolling Now)

G University of Mississippi (Enrolling Now)

H University of North Carolina (Enrolling Now)

I University of Michigan (Enrolling Now)

What if I'm not eligible?

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What happens if I decide to participate?

Participation in COMPARE-UF involves answering questions before your procedure aboutcompare-uf_participation

  • your medical and reproductive history,
  • prior treatments for your fibroids,
  • your current symptoms and quality of life.

View the COMPARE-UF Data Collection Summary to see a list of the information that we will ask you about. With your permission, we will get some of the information from your medical records.

After your procedure, the study team will contact you in 6–8 weeks to find out how you are doing, then will contact you again once per year until the end of the study. The study team will also review your medical records that are related to your fibroid treatment.

More questions?

Visit our FAQ page.