new option for treating uterine fibroids called Fibristal (fye-BRISS-tal, ulipristal)

Women will have a new option for treating uterine fibroids called Fibristal (fye-BRISS-tal, ulipristal).

Almost one-third of women of reproductive age in Canada have uterine fibroids. Many require treatment or surgery to reduce excessive uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility, etc.

Fibristal is a partial progesterone antagonist that reduces fibroid growth and size. Women will use it for up to 3 months to shrink fibroids before surgery.

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