Health Alerts For Women

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

The Pill is linked to depression – and doctors can no longer ignore it.

November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Oral contraceptives have been absolutely liberating in the way women are able to work and live their lives, but we must be honest about some of the side effects. Women and many doctors have known about depression as a side effect of “the pill” for years, but recent studies are making it harder to refute. […] Read More

Adoption Choices of Northern California Fundraiser Dinner, tonight, Nov 17th!

November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Come support Adoption Choices of Northern California AND enjoy a great dinner. Between 6-8PM at the Chico Tbar on Flying V off of Forest Ave, 20% of your purchase will go to our organization! Come visit with the staff, eat in or get take out!  

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TOMORROW: Adoption Choices 5th Annual Adoption Movie Night!

November 11, 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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

#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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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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