The true prevalence of uterine fibroids is often underestimated, as women who do not come into contact with healthcare professionals are not captured in the incidence statistics. However it is known that incidence increases with age 8.

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumours in women of reproductive age with a clinically relevant prevalence in 20-40% of women during their reproductive years2, although they are rare in teenagers. They are more common in Black women than Caucasian women, and in fact are estimated to be 2-3 times higher in women of African descent compared to European descent18.

Around 25% of these women will have symptoms that impact activities of daily life or require treatment19.

Prevalence of uterine fibroids in Europe

Figure illustrating Prevalence of uterine fibroids9


Figure illustrating Prevalence of uterine fibroids9