Want to know more about uterine fibroids? The following are links to informational materials, government reports, research studies, and scientific journal articles that provide recent facts about fibroids and their impact on women’s health.
A Visual Guide to Uterine Fibroids. 2016. WebMD Slideshow. Describes uterine fibroids, the symptoms, possible complications, how fibroids are diagnosed, when is treatment necessary, and different treatment options.
Uterine Fibroids. Frequently Asked Questions. 2011. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. FAQ074, May 2011. Defines uterine fibroids and explains who is most likely to get them, the symptoms, possible complications, how are fibroids are diagnosed, when is treatment necessary, and different treatment options.
Uterine Fibroids Fact Sheet. 2013. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health. March 29, 2013. Contains basic facts on the the number and characteristics of women who get fibroids, cost, and various therapies used to treat symptoms. The fact sheet also describes NIH-supported research.
Uterine Fibroids Fact Sheet. 2017. Office on Women’s Health. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Explains uterine fibroids, causes and common symptoms, available treatments, and questions to ask your doctor.
Management of Uterine Fibroids: An Update of the Evidence. 2007. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ). This report summarized published studies between 2000-2007 on the number and characteristics of women who get uterine fibroids, different forms of treatment, the cost of fibroid treatment, and risk factors for this common condition.
Asymptomatic Uterine Fibroids. 2008. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. August 22, 2008. Examines the issue of whether and how to treat fibroids before they become symptomatic, especially in younger women who may want to have children in the future.
Two Health Disparities of Uterine Fibroids. 2013. Fertility and Sterility. 2013 Jun; 99(7): 1851–1852. Discusses how uterine fibroids are disproportionately prevalent among African American women and that investments into research are low compared to their occurrence.