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Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about women’s health. This page lists women’s health studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

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UW Medicine Gynecology
UW Medicine

Whether it’s treatment for an abnormal Pap smear, or a minimally-invasive hysterectomy aided by the most advanced robotic technology, UW Medicine’s team of gynecologists provide comprehensive, personalized care for women throughout Washington and neighboring states. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked UW Medical Center among the nation’s best in providing gynecologic care.

UW Medicine Obstetrics
UW Medicine Urogynecology and Female Urology
UW Medicine

​​​​​​​​​​​UW Medicine specialists in female urology and urogynecology provide comprehensive care for female pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, urinary frequency and urgency and more.

Active Studies

Exploring the Importance of Sexual Intimacy in Partnered Women

Are you a women in a current partnership that lacks sexual intimacy? This study seeks to understand the importance of sexual intimacy for women in partnerships. Eligible participants will be asked to complete one online interview lasting 30-40 minutes. The interview will include questions about…

Period Tracking Habits

This study aims to understand period-tracking habits and behaviors in the context of the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (also known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization).To participate, please also indicate your interest by filling out this survey: https://ischooluw.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6DU5LFzpkDNbFhc.COMPENSATION: Participants…

Designing to Record & Share Menopause Experiences Across Generations

Family history is seen to have important implications in menopause but due to a number of reasons such as family dynamics, death, and the taboo associated with the topic, women are often missing out on this essential information. Past research found people trying to make…

IUD self-removal study

UW researchers are studying different ways for people to remove their own IUD. You may be eligible to participate in this paid study if you currently have an IUD in place that you’d like to have removed, for any reason. Please visit https://redcap.link/iudstudy for more…

Skylark Postpartum Depression Study

To determine if treatment with SAGE-217 reduces depressive symptoms in women with postpartum depression (PPD) compared to placebo. To determine if treatment with SAGE-217 reduces anxiety symptoms compared to placebo. To assess self-report of depressive symptoms To evaluate the safety and tolerability of SAGE-217 This…

Preeclampsia and later-life heart disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. Having a prior complicated pregnancy may play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease. One specific complication of interest is preeclampsia, a pregnancy-specific disease presenting with high blood pressure and problems with other major…

THC in Pregnancy

The purpose of this study is to better understand how exposure to the hormones estradiol and cortisol influence the body’s processing of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of cannabis. THC use is increasingly common among pregnant women, and it is not known how exposure…

Pregnancy and Infant Health

University of Washington researchers, led by Drs. Natalia Kleinhans and Stephen Dager, are recruiting pregnant participants who have not used marijuana during their first trimester and those who have used marijuana during their first trimester for a new study of prenatal development. Participants are not...