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Restore and Sustain Abortion Coverage for Low-Income Women. Click here to learn more about the All* Above All campaign.

 Our 40th Anniversary Benefit Celebration was a huge success!

Thank you to our very special presenters CA Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, CA Senator Holly Mitchell, and guest CA Assemblymember Cheryl Brown. Thank you also to the attendees and volunteers. It was an inspirational evening of looking back on 40 years of empowering women to make their own choices about their own bodies, families, and reproductive lives, as well as looking to the future to keep fighting for all those in our community who are suffering barriers to reproductive health access.




Brandt Heckert and Eileen Collins  


Law Office of Mark E. Merin  


Cindy Pearson, National Women’s Health Network

Zohreh Whitaker and Sons  


ACLU of Northern California

Ed’s Printing

Metro Media Productions

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

Melanie Rowe

Jeffery I. Schwarzschild and Daniela Stoutenburg

Megan Seely and Jonathan Sher

  Cedar River Clinics, Feminist Women's Health Center of Yakima, WA  


California Family Health Council

Ginny Cassidy-Brinn

Carol Downer

Nevada County Citizens for Choice

Bruce Steir, MD

  2015 is the 40th anniversary of Women's Health Specialists, founded as the Chico Feminist Women's Health Center!
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compassionate, confidential and non-judgmental reproductive healthcare

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Our Mission
We have a vision: A world where women control their own bodies, reproduction and sexuality. The Feminist Women's Health Center / Women's Health Specialists is dedicated to providing women-controlled health care and advocating for all options for all women. Only with dignity and freedom of choice can women achieve their full potential.
Our Philosophy

The philosophy of Women's Health Specialists is to promote positive images of women and provide our clients with a new perspective of their bodies and health. We give women the tools to evaluate their authentic health care needs - images of women not based on a societal myth, but based on women's reality and experience. We provide women with health information so they can become knowledgeable about their normal life stages. Our goal is to empower women through support, education, self-help and services so that they can make the best health care decisions for themselves.

          We put Women's Health in Women's Hands                    Non-profit Tax ID # 94-2259357

WHS Welcomes All Newly Enrolled Medi-Cal and Insured Clients 

Women’s Health Specialists has partnered with Covered California, a new marketplace for affordable, private health. Click here to learn about your options in the health care exchange. Educational materials for Covered California in PDF format: Changes in Health Care are Coming and We've Got You Covered.
If you're newly enrolled in Medi-Cal, choose Women's Health Specialists for your reproductive health care needs. We've provided reproductive health care for 40 years and offer all forms of birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, annual check-ups, pap smears,confidential abortions, STI testing and treatment and much more. No referral or authorization needed!
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Thank you for making our 40th Anniversary Benefit Celebration a Success!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 through Thursday, December 31, 2015
Think Before You Pink Campaign
Thursday, October 01, 2015 through Saturday, October 31, 2015
Breast Cancer Action’s mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer...
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Women's Health Specialists is dedicated to providing women with information so that they can make the most informed decisions about their health care. WHS Health Alerts and News gives women the tools to better understand important health issues by demystifying health news. WHS Health Alerts is a place for women to read, discuss, and share news and their experiences.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 9:57:00 AM - Written by Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe | 0 comments
By: Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe
California is poised to expose the sleight-of-hand that so-called crisis pregnancy centers use to target low-income women seeking abortions. The Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act (AB775), a bill that passed the Assembly and soon will come up before the state Senate, will empower women across the state to make their own informed health-care decisions.
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 12:20:00 PM - Written by Christopher Cadelago, The Sacramento Bee | 0 comments
BY: Christopher Cadelago, The Sacramento Bee
California Attorney General Kamala Harris will review whether the nonprofit organization behind controversial Planned Parenthood videos violated state law, her office said in a letter Friday.
Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 3:29:00 PM | 0 comments
BY: By Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now!
As a Movement for Black Lives Convening is set to take place this weekend in Cleveland, we discuss the case of Sandra Bland and many others who have died in the custody of law enforcement with the three founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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