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Women’s Health

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

One of the most life-changing events in a woman’s life is having a baby. UW Medicine Obstetrics provides comprehensive, personalized care to women at every stage of pregnancy, from prenatal to post-delivery care.

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

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…

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...