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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

IMAGINE Study: Digital peer support groups to prevent depression in pregnancy and postpartum

The IMAGINE Study aims to understand how digital peer support groups can improve health and emotional well-being for perinatal individuals. We are recruiting participants for interviews and focus groups to gain insight into the design and implementation of this intervention. Participants will participate via Zoom…

Cannabis Use and Brain development Study (CUBS)

The purpose of the CUB Study is to improve our understanding of brain development in infants whose mothers used cannabis during pregnancy and in those whose mothers did not. Although cannabis use has increased among pregnant and non-pregnant people nationwide, there is still limited and…

Listening to Bisexual Women of Color’s Maternal Healthcare Experiences

Our team of queer and BIPOC researchers is leading this study to explore and understand bisexual women of color’s experiences, preferences, and priorities across maternal healthcare. By sharing your story, you can help bisexual women of color thrive during their maternal healthcare experiences. Participation in…

Usability Study

This study will evaluate a new medical device that has been developed to treat Overactive Bladder, or OAB, a condition characterized by the need to urinate urgently and/or frequently often accompanied by the leakage of urine. The device consists of a flexible silicone rubber ring…

Transport Task/Pregnancy

This study examines how pregnant and non-pregnant women make decisions during common daily activities and tasks, like carrying objects. We want to determine if factors of physical and mental load influence these decisions differently between these groups. Participants will be asked to attend one, 50-60…

Endometriosis Dietary Study

Active participation in the study is over a 12-week period. All participants will be asked to complete questionnaires online at 4 times during the study period (questionnaires focus on pain and quality of life questions)and are randomized to either a dietary intervention or a control…

Acute Effects of Exercise on Breast Cancer Biomarkers: The ACE Study

An active lifestyle improves outcomes for women with breast cancer. The ACE Study, funded by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, will investigate how a 45-minute bout of moderate exercise can affect the biology of the human body. This could help explain the influence of physical…

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…