1 Guidance

1.1 Fluid-filled thermal balloon endometrial ablation and microwave endometrial ablation are recommended as treatment options for women with heavy menstrual bleeding in cases where it has been decided (by the woman and the clinician responsible for her treatment) that surgical intervention is appropriate for the management of the condition.

1.2 For heavy menstrual bleeding, the choice of surgical treatment should be made jointly by the woman and the clinician responsible for treatment. The decision should be made after an informed discussion taking into account the desired outcome of the treatment (such as reduced menstrual bleeding or complete cessation of menstrual bleeding [amenorrhoea]), the relative benefits of all other treatment options and the adverse events associated with them, as well as the clinical condition, anatomical suitability and preferences of the woman.