Health Alerts For Women

Women’s Health Specialists February 2017 Newsletter

February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The organization-wide WHS February Newsletter is here! Sign-up to our e-mail list (bottom of this page) to get them directly to your inbox!

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Save the Date: National Abortion Access Bowl-a-thons!

February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The National Network of Abortion Funds Bowl-a-thon is here! Every April, we bowl to strike down barriers for abortion by raising money for our Women in Need fund. The Women in Need fund provides folks coming for abortion care with financial help for medical services, transportation, motels, […] Read More

San Francisco Abortion Access Hackathon

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

You might remember All Access: Sacramento, which was the first ever Abortion Access Hackathon! Women’s Health Specialists is partnering with a group of tech experts who double as independent abortion rights activists in San Francisco for another Abortion Access Hackathon–this time a 3 day event, March 3 – 5th, with over 300 participants! The event […] Read More

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 & […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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, […] Read More

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 […] Read More