Why is participation important?

Every woman’s experience with uterine fibroids is different. Through responses to survey questions, COMPARE-UF collects information from women volunteers to help understand patterns of symptom relief and the ability to get pregnant. Ultimately, COMPARE-UF hopes to help patients and their clinicians make informed decisions about treatment.

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Information Collected
by the Registry

COMPARE-UF will follow 10,000 women from nine medical centers in the U.S. for about three years as they make decisions about treatment for their fibroids. Participants are women between the ages of 18 and 54 who have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and who are not in the transition to menopause.


How has your life been impacted by uterine fibroids? We are kicking off a new campaign called Share COMPARE-UF that will collect experiences of women who are living with uterine fibroids.

By sharing what it is like to live with uterine fibroids, you can play an important role in advancing our understanding of different treatment options for fibroids. We invite you to complete this survey and let us know your experience.

The Participant Voice

By sharing your experiences living with uterine fibroids, we hope that we can build a COMPARE-UF community of women who can learn from one another.

Read the latest story submission about a women who first learned she had fibroids at her annual pelvic exam. Her symptoms included lower back pain, urinary incontinence, abdominal/pelvic pain, some spotting between periods but no heavy bleeding.


As many as 3 out of 4 women have fibroids,

but not all women have symptoms or require treatment.

For women who require treatment,
there are alternatives to hysterectomy.