Health Alerts For Women

Does Refusing a C-Section = Child Abuse?

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Challenging the Medicalization of Sex by the New View Campaign

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

The rapid incursion of pharmaceutical industry influence into sex research and professional education in the 1990s provoked our “New View” campaign in 2000. Our goal is to expose the deceptions and consequences of industry involvement in sex research, professional sex education, and sexual treatments, and to generate conceptual and practical alternatives to the […]

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Another Pill That Could Cause a Revolution

September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Less Hormone Therapy, Less Breast Cancer

August 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

A new study shows that, in 2003, the year after the estrogen-progestin arm of the WHI was stopped, breast cancer rates plummeted by seven percent. Read more…

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A New Contraceptive Method, ella, is Approved

August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ella allows a woman to “back up her birth control”, not just the morning after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, but up to five days after unprotected sex. Read more…

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FDA Warns: Protect Kids and Pets from Contact with Estrogen Spray

August 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

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F.D.A. Panel Urges Limits for Avastin

August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Abortion Speak Out Campaign

August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

In order to combat the stigma and shame of abortion, we at Women’s Health Specialists know the tremendous impact that women can have by sharing their stories. Not only do women feel less isolated but they feel more supported by other women. Policy makers take more notice from women’s first hand stories. If you have had […]

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Vaginal birth after Caesarean OK for most women, doctors say

July 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Menstruation Is Not A Disease

July 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

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White House, HHS restrict abortion coverage in “high-risk pools”

July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

The coverage will only be allowed in cases of rape, incest or danger to the woman’s life, according to a press statement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read article…

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The War on Drugs Coming to a Womb Near You

July 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Feminist Pioneer Lana Phelan Passed Away June 13, 2010

June 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Read more about Lana Phelan on Carol Downer’s web site, and more about Lana’s life, in her obituary, and the National Organization for Women’s web site.

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New “Morning After Pill” Approved by the FDA

June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

voted unanimously June 18, 2010 to recommend approval of a new prescription emergency contraceptive, ulipristal acetate. Read the National Women’s Health Network’s News Alert, and the New York Times article for more information.

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Abortion War Heats Up in the States

June 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Since health care reform was signed into law, many states have taken advantage of the law’s abortion provisions to restrict access to abortion coverage. Click here to read article.

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Obstacles to the Integration of Abortion Into Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice

June 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Many obstacles cause physicians to exclude abortion from their practices. These hurdles add to the ongoing stigma of abortion providers, and threaten the accessibility of women’s health care. Read article.

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Not So Pretty in Pink: The Uproar Over New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

June 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Barbara Ehrenreich, in her blog post in December 2009, took on the “pink ribbon culture” and calls for unbiased research, not funded by drug companies. Read blog post

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Carol Downer

June 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

I had the right to make that decision and I expect my fellow Americans to completely support that right, even if they disagree with my decision. I furthermore demand that my elected officials and law enforcement agencies protect my right to make my decision and protect me and those who help […]

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A Blast From the Past Can Secure Abortion Rights

May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

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The 50th Anniversary of the Birth Control Pill

May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Read about Barbara Seaman, founder of the National Women’s Health Network and author of The Doctor’s Case Against the Pill.  In “The pill: 50 years of birth control changed women’s lives”, USA Today, author Rita Rubin explores how the pill was not a panacea for women’s liberation.

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