Health Alerts For Women

In Solidarity

November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s Election Day!

November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Find your polling place! Check out the Black Women for Wellness Proposition Guide!

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Black Women for Wellness CA Proposition Voting Guide

November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Check out the Black Women for Wellness Proposition Guide!

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October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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October 28, 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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#SeeItShareIt #Shut It Down

October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the past few years, online bullying of abortion providers has skyrocketed. During October, National Anti-Bullying month, let’s shut down harassment. We developed the #SeeItShareIt #ShutItDown campaign to encourage multiple users to report cyber bullying. This gives social media platforms additional information and context to better assess cyber bullying and online harassment issues. ‘As with […]

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How Routine Mammography Screening Fails Women

October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Karuna Jaggar of Breast Cancer Action explains how routine mammography and the overall problem of over-detection in the mainstream breast cancer movement have failed to dramatically reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer–and may even cause more harm than good. Read more.

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Governor Signs Two Healthcare Bills Authored by Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins

October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins has long been a proponent of advancing women’s healthcare and assuring access to comprehensive healthcare for all. Last month Governor Brown signed into law 2 Atkins bills that reflect these goals: AB 635 assures state-funded medical interpretation services for Medi-Cal patients with limited English proficiency and AB 1795 helps more low-income […]

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9th Circuit panel denies CPCs’ request to block Reproductive FACT Act

October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Great news! In a unanimous opinion, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to the Reproductive FACT Act, which protects women from misleading practices by antiabortion-rights crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). Read more from National Partnership for Women and Families

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Women’s Health Specialists October Newsletter

October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Check out our October Newsletter and sign-up for e-mail alerts below to get them monthly by e-mail!

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Addyi 1 Year Later: What’s the Score?

October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

National Women’s Health Network has come out with a comprehensive report to mark 1 year since Addyi, a drug which is supposed to increase libido in women, was put on the market–and the results are far from desirable. Check out the Addyi “Report Card”

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds to invite for government – to – government consultation

October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The Obama Administration’s call for national reform on this issue is a historic moment. We welcome the Administration’s invitation to all tribes to consult on the process for decision – making on infrastructure projects. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are fighting for our lives, our people and our sacred places because of a failed process […]

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Black Women for Wellness presents Brave Bold Fearless Black Futurism Conference

October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Women’s Health Specialists will be leading a workshop at the Black Women for Wellness conference in Los Angeles next week. The WHS workshop will be Birth Control Now and on the Horizon, in fitting with the conference theme of “tried and true reproductive justice issues mixed with innovative thinking and a touch of science and […]

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Better Access Through Technology

October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, thousands came together to call for an end to abortion stigma. Locally, the first ever Abortion Access Hackathon was hosted by reproductive health clinic Women’s Health Specialists, California National Organization for Women, and the All Access Coalition, at UC Davis. A hackathon, a think tank where common problems are solved […]

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Add your voice to a statement of principles on the promotion and provision of LARCs

October 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

National Women’s Health Network and SisterSong have released a statement of principles regarding Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCSs): “In order to support a principled approach to the counseling and provision of LARCs, we have released this statement to make clear both our values and our expectations in how these methods will be discussed, promoted and […]

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October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sacramento Take Back the Night is Saturday, October 8th, 2016. Rally starts at 5:30pm. March through Midtown at 8pm. Women’s Health Specialists is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 37th Annual Sacramento Take Back the Night, an evening of remembrance, celebration, and action against all forms of sexual and gender-based violence. https://www.facebook.com/events/299634743719816/

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Women’s Health Specialists Featured in Rewire

October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rewire, formerly RH Reality Check, featured Women’s Health Specialists in an article detailing how providers work around the Hyde Amendment. California covers abortions through Medi-Cal. Women’s Health Specialists’ Public Policy Director Eileen Schnitger, featured in the piece, shares how WHS offers services as well as help navigating insurance and reproductive rights. Women’s Health Specialists accepts […]

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United for Abortion Access

September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Women’s Health Specialists is on six college campuses this week, talking to communities about ending abortion restrictions for folks with low-incomes. The Hyde Amendment, passed annually by Congress, restricts federal funds from covering abortion. This means women with federal health insurance, military, veterans and federal government employees do not have abortions covered by health insurance. […]

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Tell Congress – No More Blank Checks for Endless War

September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On September 14, 2001 Barbara Lee was the sole member of Congress to vote against the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The vote was 420-1. Since then, the AUMF has been used to enter into wars without knowing the costs or consequences, and frankly, it is dangerous. It is a blank check […]

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Help California Women Get a 12-Month Supply of Birth Control in One Visit!

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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