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Don't get it twisted. Nexplanon myths debunked

Debunked Myths Regarding the Use of Nexplanon®

Nexplanon® is a long-acting reversible birth control implant and is one of the most effective, convenient, and safe methods available. Despite this, many myths circulate regarding the use of Nexplanon® and other implants. Though most have been debunked, it’s helpful to know about them and the facts behind each one. Keep reading to learn more about … Read more

The link between osteoporosis and menopause

The Link Between Osteoporosis and Menopause

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones, increasing the risk of unexpected breaks and fractures. It is often referred to as a silent disease because there are typically no symptoms until a minor injury causes a fracture and reveals how weak the bones are. For women, the stakes are even higher due to the … Read more

Teen migraines, not just a bad headache

Teen Migraines: Not Just a Bad Headache

Migraines are a daily reality for 39 million Americans. The condition isn’t confined to adults, affecting up to 28% of teens. and is a major cause of disability in young people. Though relatively common, stigma and lack of knowledge surround teen migraines. As a result, underdiagnosis and under-treatment are common. Teen migraines are not the same … Read more

Researching and end to endometriosis

Researching an End to Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects approximately 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years worldwide. Surprisingly, most women lack a diagnosis until their 30s and 40s. The impact of pain and fertility can interfere with daily life. Medical advances have improved options, but there is still a long road ahead to solve underdiagnosis and treatment difficulties. Seattle Women’s … Read more

More than a headache, migraine facts. Male standing and taking glasses off in pain, clinical research

More than a Headache- Migraine Facts

Over 1 billion people suffer from migraine headaches worldwide. It is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and the 6th most disabling. Despite this, there is still a lot we don’t know about why migraines happen and how they happen. They remain largely misunderstood and thus are undertreated. Migraines are more than headaches, … Read more

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