The past, present, and future of selective progesterone receptor modulators in the management of uterine fibroids

Sukhbir S Singh, Liane Belland, Nicholas Leyland, Sarah von Riedemann, Ally Murji
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2018, 218 (6): 563-572.e1
Uterine fibroids are common in women of reproductive age and can have a significant impact on quality of life and fertility. Although a number of international obstetrics/gynecology societies have issued evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of symptomatic uterine fibroids, many of these guidelines do not yet reflect the most recent clinical evidence and approved indication for one of the key medical management options: the selective progesterone receptor modulator class. This article aims to share the clinical experience gained with selective progesterone receptor modulators in Europe and Canada by reviewing the historical development of selective progesterone receptor modulators, current best practices for selective progesterone receptor modulator use based on available data, and potential future uses for selective progesterone receptor modulators in uterine fibroids and other gynecologic conditions.


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