Health Alerts For Women

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