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What Makes a Birth Control Pill the Best Fit for You?

Birth control pills are an affordable and effective way to prevent pregnancy, and they can have many other benefits. Once you have decided on pills out of the many options for birth control, the next step is to navigate the various types of pills available.  Keep reading to find out more about the different types, … Read more

Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. About one out of every ten women in the United States is affected by endometriosis. However, lack of education and awareness too often results in this condition being misdiagnosed or missed altogether. There is a movement on the horizon to change that. Along with EndoMarch and other organizations, this global movement is … Read more

The Evolution of Birth Control

Prior to the mid-twentieth century, the availability of birth control choices was quite limited. Thanks to the work of clinical research and the determined efforts of women’s rights advocates, you’d be surprised at the variety of birth control choices available today. Whether you are planning to start a family soon, or ten years down the … Read more

New Year, New Birth Control Options

The abundance of birth control options is genuinely mind-boggling. So many factors go into deciding which one to choose. Marital status, age, emotional maturity, and sexual relationships are a few. Knowing the available options and how to pick the right one for you can make the selection process easier.  Available Birth Control Options Each type of birth … Read more

Give Back this Season

Whether you are ringing a bell at your local grocery store for donations or cleaning out kennels at the local animal shelter, this season is about giving back. At Seattle Women’s, our passion is women’s healthcare and clinical research. Clinical research helps discover which medical approaches work with an illness or a group of people. … Read more

Know the Difference Between PCOS and Endometriosis

Endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have two very different names, but they share some similarities. Each can be difficult to diagnose and affect 5-10% of women of childbearing age. While both conditions can result in irregular bleeding, they are very different conditions and, it is essential if you have any of the symptoms, you … Read more

Hot Flashes: Your Scorching Questions Answered

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause and up to 75% of women experience them at some point in their lives. However, hot flashes can start before menopause (perimenopause), and carry on after it as well (postmenopausal). This can leave women dealing with them for many years. The exact cause of hot flashes … Read more

PCOS Awareness Month

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness month, a federally designated event designed to educate and increase awareness about the disease. Those that suffer from PCOS can receive information on symptom relief and prevention of secondary conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Causes and Symptoms Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal disorder … Read more