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Birth Control Pill: What You Should Know

Birth control pills are a time-tested family planning option that women have trusted for years. Thanks to advancements in clinical research, there are many options available. But how do you know which one is right for you? Read on to find out what you should know when it comes to the pill. Types of Birth

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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

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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

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Is a Copper IUD Birth Control Right for You?

To put a pause on childbearing potential, many women will look into some form of birth control. You can get birth control in the form of a pill, shot, injection, ring, or intrauterine device (IUD). If you have been considering a copper IUD, read on! How a Copper IUD Works An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is used

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An overview of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

With as many as 1 in 10 women living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), many women still lack awareness of this relatively common condition and its symptoms. Affecting women of child-bearing age, PCOS symptoms can include excessive hair growth on the body or face as well as infrequent menstrual cycles. If you have been diagnosed, or have symptoms common to those of PCOS, keep reading! What is PCOS? Although the exact cause is unknown, physicians believe PCOS, a

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Migraines: More Than a Headache

Migraines are estimated to affect 144 million men, women, and children worldwide. However, fewer than 5% have been seen by a healthcare provider, received an accurate diagnosis, and obtained the proper care. Seattle Women’s hopes to educate those who suffer from migraines by providing more information about when it is time to seek help. What

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endometriosis Seattle Women’s: Health, Research, Gynecology

Understanding Endometriosis

​Endometriosis is a pain…literally.​The condition causes tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus to grow outside your uterus. The tissue builds up with your menstrual cycle and sheds. IWith Endometriosis the tissue cannot shed normally, and can cause internal bleeding and scarring, leading to  pain and potential fertility issues.   Other symptoms can include painful

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