Health Alerts For Women

A Call to Repeal the Hyde Restrictions on Funding for Abortions

September 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

With the election of President Obama and a less conservative legislature, it is time to intensify our work for reproductive justice.  We at Women’s Health Specialists would like you to join us in an effort to repeal the Hyde restrictions.  It is time to restore federal funds, reproductive justice and choice, and safety […] Read More

Renee Samuels, Sacramento, CA

September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

The idea of carrying this pregnancy to term was completely unacceptable to me. Then, at the age of 21, while working in retail for minimum wage, my birth control failed and I became pregnant again, by a man who had absolutely no interest in becoming a father. I chose to terminate the pregnancy. Thanks to […] Read More

Laurie O’Connell, Redding CA

July 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

But in rural areas like Northern California and throughout most of the country today, access is severely limited by a lack of doctors as well as cultural and socioeconomic challenges. And with anti-abortion terrorism on the rise, it’s even more essential to improve access and ensure our safety. In addition […] Read More

Mucinex and Fertility Awareness

June 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Alert: Women have reported that taking Mucinex – an over-the-counter medication for reducing mucus for colds – can effect cervical mucus. For women who are using Fertility Awareness as a method of birth control or to become pregnant, taking Mucinex can interfere with detection of fertile mucus. Since mucinex makes Fertility Awareness less effective, women might want […] Read More

Violence Against Abortion Providers

June 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

     On Sunday, May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller was assassinated while attending his church in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Tiller has been the target of anti-abortion extremists for decades. His clinic was vandalized, picketed, and bombed, and in 1993 he was shot in the arms by Shelley Shannon (an anti-abortion terrorists in […] Read More


May 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the Self-Help Women’s Health Information Sharing Blog. Please post your comments, questions, and experiences in women’s health. Share with other women health issues that are important to you – they will likely be important to other women as well. Over the years, as self-helpers have learned that women share commonality of experiences and concerns. […] Read More

The Birth Control Patch and Strokes

July 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

On July 17, 2005, the Associated Press (AP) published an article on deaths and serious health risks of strokes that may be related to the birth control patch. The birth control patch is a square patch that is placed on the skin. It contains hormone-like drugs, similar to those found in the birth control pill, which […] Read More

Health Care Reform: A Case for Single Payer Reimbursement for Abortion

January 1, 1970 | 1 Comment

The Chilling Effect of Managed Care on Women Who Seek Abortions The two questions most commonly asked by women when they call an abortion clinic for services are “Is abortion safe?’ and “Is my appointment confidential?” The issues surrounding abortion, unlike other medical procedures, are unique for women. The stigma of […] Read More