Health Alerts For Women

Huffington Post: “A Quick Guide To Supporting Abortion Providers That Need It Most”

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Check out the article “A Quick Guide to Supporting Abortion Providers That Need It Most” by Jenavieve Hatch of the Huffington Post, which has helpful info and a comprehensive list of independent abortion providers in almost every state. We are honored to be among those mentioned in this list of dedicated reproductive health clinics!

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WHS Executive Director Shauna Heckert’s Speech at the Sacramento Women’s March

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Check out the video of Executive Director Shauna Heckert’s speech at the Sacramento Women’s March, an official sister march to the January 21st Women’s March on Washington.

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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights and the Women’s March on Washington, Loretta Ross, Rewire, Jan 19, 2017

January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights and the Women’s March on Washington

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2017 Celebrate Choice Sponsors

January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thank you so much to our sponsors for all the Women’s Health Specialists Celebrate Choice benefits! Protect Roe Margo Fowkes, OnTarget Consulting, Inc. Terri OConnor Speculums for All 530 Collective ACLU of Northern California Janine Bera, M.D. & Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. Rena Duhl Regina Hovet Robert McCrea Melanie Row, CRNA Leon Schimmel, MD & […]

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Women’s Marches on January 21st

January 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Executive Director Shauna Heckert will be speaking at the Women’s March in Sacramento on the West Steps of the state Capitol, this Saturday, at the rally around 2pm. WHS will also be tabling at the march and sharing our resources and mission with the community. Women’s Health Specialists and Adoption Choices of Northern California will […]

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Women’s Health Specialists on Access Sacramento TV and Radio

January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

You can hear WHS Social Media Coordinator Shireen Dada Whitaker on Access Sacramento 95.6 today at noon talking about the current political climate, how it may affect independent abortion providers like Women’s Health Specialists, and what you can do to help! Listen online here. Catch WHS Executive Director Shauna Heckert and Shireen Dada Whitaker being […]

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Period Product Drive

January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The final count is in: Women’s Health Specialists Chico raised 1,354 period products to donate to Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and 6th St Center for Youth! The product tallies are: 488 Tampons 496 Panty Liners 262 Pads 108 menstrual cups (Thank you, Diva Cup for donating 100 cups!)   Thank you to all who donated […]

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Now Hiring: STI Prevention Project in Redding

January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you passionate about making a difference? Want to learn sexual health training and community outreach skills? Women’s Health Specialists Redding is recruiting participants of all genders ages 15 – 29 to be Peer Outreach Workers! Apply now via by contacting Dani via e-mail at dbrewster@cawhsorg or phone at 530-222-5570 ext 204 Full Redding Peer […]

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Letter to Trump Urges Elimination of the Hyde Amendment

December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The letter calls on President-elect Trump to end decades of healthcare discrimination and adopt reproductive healthcare policies based in dignity and respect for women. The letter notes, ‘For too long, low-income women and women of color have shouldered the burden on our country’s restrictive reproductive health laws. Together, we ask that you send a strong […]

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Abortion Is Found to Have Little Effect on Women’s Mental Health – New York Times

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

We listen to women in all aspects and with a range of experiences regarding their abortion–without an agenda. However, it has long been known in the medical community and abortion activist circles that anecdotal reports from the anti-abortion movement combined with made-up terms like “Post-Abortive Syndrome” are not backed up by medical science. Yet another […]

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December Newsletter

December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Women’s Health Specialists December Newsletter is here! It includes recent and upcoming events plus a digital copy of our 2015-2016 Annual Report!

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Save the Date – Celebration of Choice

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are invite you to Celebrate Choice with Women’s Health Specialists, in honor of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision protecting our right to choose. Visit the links below for event details, ticket purchases, and sponsorship options. Redding Celebration of Choice Mon, Jan. 23, 2017 Sacramento Celebration of Choice Wed, Jan. 25, 2017 Chico […]

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Statement on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Not Grant Easement

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all of Indian Country will be forever grateful to the Obama Administration for this historic decision. We want to thank everyone who played a role in advocating for this cause. We thank the tribal youth who initiated this movement. We thank the millions of people around the globe who […]

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Tell President Obama: Declare Standing Rock a national monument. #NoDAPL

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tell President Obama: Declare Standing Rock a national monument, and stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Sign the petition here!

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SisterSong Stands in Solidarity with Standing Rock

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

“As the national women of color Reproductive Justice collective, SisterSong holds a deep commitment to intersectionality and recognition that we do not live single – issue lives. We embrace a broader understanding of the issues affecting communities of color, and particularly those impacting Indigenous women and women of color. We recognize this historic moment, the […]

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Webinar – Criminalization as Violence Against Women Living with HIV

November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Women living with HIV are likely to have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and.. trauma resulting from HIV-related, gender, and racial discrimination, along with institutional violence entrenched in discriminatory practices and policies of public institutions such as the criminal justice system.” Ending violence against women living with HIV means ending all forms of violence, […]

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Syphilis on rise in Shasta County

November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Redding’s Record Searchlight features Women’s Health Specialists as a resource for STI testing in light of news that Syphilis continues to see an uptick in Shasta County. Many can get their testing done for free, with others receiving testing at very little cost. Syphilis is easy to treat in its early stages, but progression to […]

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The Pill is linked to depression – and doctors can no longer ignore it.

November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Oral contraceptives have been absolutely liberating in the way women are able to work and live their lives, but we must be honest about some of the side effects. Women and many doctors have known about depression as a side effect of “the pill” for years, but recent studies are making it harder to refute. […]

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Adoption Choices of Northern California Fundraiser Dinner, tonight, Nov 17th!

November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Come support Adoption Choices of Northern California AND enjoy a great dinner. Between 6-8PM at the Chico Tbar on Flying V off of Forest Ave, 20% of your purchase will go to our organization! Come visit with the staff, eat in or get take out!  

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TOMORROW: Adoption Choices 5th Annual Adoption Movie Night!

November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

This moving film follows a son as he pushes to know more about his Dad’s mysterious past. Watch as they travel to a Swiss castle to search for unanswered questions about their family’s history. Many surprises are found but the most beautiful is an incredible connection with each other. Father Unknown is a touching, up […]

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