Health Alerts For Women

No Compromise on Abortion Rights

September 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Feminists Decry Court Decision Criminalizing Some Abortions The US Supreme court, in the Carhart decision, upheld the Federal Abortion Ban on April 18th, 2007 ruling that the abortion […] Read More

In Honor of Dr. George Tiller

September 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

This text below is adapted from a the text of a speech that Carol Downer gave at a vigil for Dr. George Tiller on June 6, 2009, in Los Angeles. […] Read More

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] Read More