Prager Sarah Dept website

Sarah W Prager, MD, MAS

Professor and Division Director, Family Planning
Director, Family Planning Fellowship
Clinician Educator (Family Planning), Education Division

Joined UW Medicine: 8/14/06
Clinical Focus:

Family Planning:
• Family planning
• Contraception
• Miscarriage management

Licensure: Washington, 2006

Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005


• MD Degree
   (University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, 2000)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, 2004)
• Fellowship in Family Planning
   (University of California, San Francisco, 2006)
• MAS degree in Clinical Research
   (University of California, San Francisco, 2006)

Research Interests:

• Post-abortion contraception
• IUDs
• Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
• Miscarriage management
• Global reproductive health


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• National Abortion Federation
• Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
• Planned Parenthood Federation of America
• Medical Students for Choice


• ACOG Mentor of the Year for District VIII, 2012
• Faculty Research Mentorship Award, 2011
• Golden Eddy Award for Outstanding Patient Education, 2010
• Excellence in Resident Education, 2008, 2009

Selected Publications:

Darney BG, Weaver MR, Stevens N, Kimball J, Prager SW. The family medicine residency training initiative in miscarriage management: Impact on practice in Washington State. Family Medicine Feb 2013;45(2):102–8.

Darney BG, Weaver MR, VanDerhei D, Stevens NG, Prager SW. One of those areas that people avoid: A qualitative study of implementation in miscarriage management. BMC Hlth Srvcs Rsch 2013;13:123.

Prager S, Gupta P, Chilambwe J, Vwalika B, Neukom J, Siamwanza N, Eber M, Blumenthal PD. Feasibility of training Zambian nurse-midwives to perform postplacental and postpartum insertions of intrauterine devices. Intnat'l J of Gynaecol & Obstet Jun 2012;117(3):243-7.

Peterson SE, Nelson JL, Guthrie KA, Gadi VK, Aydelotte TM, Oyer DJ, Prager SW, Gammill HS. Prospective assessment of fetal-maternal cell transfer in miscarriage and pregnancy termination. Hum Reprod Sept 27, 2012;9:2607–12.

Upson K, Reed SD, Prager SW, Schiff MA. Factors associated with contraceptive non-use among US women ages 35–44 years at risk of unwanted pregnancy. Contraception May 2010;81(5):427–34.

Lyus R, Lohr P, Prager SW. Use of the Mirena LNG-IUS and Paragard CuT380A intrauterine devices in nulliparous women. Contraception May 2010;81(5):367–71.

Prager SW, Oyer DJ. Second trimester surgical abortion.
Clin Obstet & Gynecol June 2009;52(2):179-87.

Prager S, Darney PD. The levonorgestrel intrauterine system in nulliparous women. Contraception Jun 2007; 75(6):S12-S15.

Prager SW, Steinauer JE, Foster DG, Darney PD, Drey EA. Risk factors for repeat elective abortion. Am J Obstet Gynecol Dec 2007;197:575.e1-575.e6.

Lois Jovanovic-Peterson, Heather Terbell, Sarah Prager, Charles Peterson. Effects of the menstrual cycle on insulin resistance and glucose disposal rate in type-1 diabetic women. Diabetes 1997;46 (suppl. 2):104A

Appointments & Practice Locations

Women's Health Care Center, Roosevelt (WHCC)
(Family Planning, general Ob/Gyn)
4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98105-6920

Appointments:   206.598.5500


Cedar River Clinic, Renton
263 Rainier Ave South
Renton, WA 98057

Appointments:   425.255.0471