In 1971 a woman named Carol Downer used a speculum, a mirror and a flashlight, to look at her own cervix. She was the mother of six children and had never seen her own cervix. She saw where her babies had passed through, where her menstrual flow came from, and what the doctors had commented on over the years. It was a very enlightening moment for her. What she did with that knowledge was revolutionary. She was part of a woman's group, working to legalize abortion. She took her speculum to the next meeting and showed them her cervix. The group in turn took speculums to the California NOW conference and did "Self Help" for hundreds of women. Self Help groups became a place where women could see their cervixes, talk about their reproductive health care, and learn from each other's health experiences.
All WHS physicians are Board Certified. The doctors are skilled in managing all aspects of women’s health care, including normal and high risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, incontinence treatment, annual exams, and contraceptive and hormone therapy needs. They are dedicated to taking care of female patients from adolescence through menopause. Their goal is to provide quality care with high patient satisfaction.
Come in and experience a feeling of Serenity. From the moment you walk in you will be surrounded by trickling water, flickering candle light, soothing music, relaxing aromas and beautiful furnishings. Private treatment rooms are clean, comfortable and inviting and are well appointed with antiques as well as the latest equipment. Come join us for a relaxing afternoon, a single soothing hour or a full day of luxury. Our unique environment is loved by all who experience it
Clients are welcomed to Skin Care International Spa much like guests to an exclusive gathering -- no more than four clients are treated at any given time. The tranquil atmosphere, accented by tasteful furnishings in muted tones, floral arrangements and soft, wafting music, instantly begins to wash the cares of the outside world away. Skin Care International Spa clients select from an enticing array of advanced skin and body care treatments that Denise and her staff further tailor to each client's individual needs
My husband and I became empty nesters 3 ½ years ago and moved to Texas from Washington state. We planned on being here for 3 years and then going back “home”. I can safely say we fell in love with Rockwall, and this is our new home. My daughter and her family have since moved here while my oldest and his family live in North Carolina. I am blessed with 3 grandchildren and 6 grand puppies! I am a very lucky Mema!
Women’s Health Concern is greatly indebted to the late Miss Elizabeth Stalley whose generous bequest made possible the complete re-design and revision of this charity website in December 2007.Since then several benefactors, some preferring to be anonymous, have made donations. These are enabling us to continue to enhance the website and to provide funding towards our key outreach objectives.The trustees of the British Menopause Society and Women’s Health Concern thank you all, especially those who have supported us having suffered loss of close family.
LARC stands for long acting reversible contraception. This category includes intrauterine contraception (IUCs/ IUDs) which can last for 3-10 years, and implanted devices (Nexplanon®) which are effective for up to three years. LARCs are >99% effective at preventing pregnancy. That is as effective as permanent sterilization procedures! All LARCs are completely reversible. After removal, resumption […]
Women also understand the relationship between working out and how it can affect everything they do in life. Most major health issues affecting women can be treated or improved by a simple workout plan. Weight loss and cardiovascular exercise help everything from stress and heart disease to diabetes. And don't forget the small, but important "fringe" benefits of fitness such as just feeling better about yourself, having more energy for your family and loved ones and living a life that begins every day by feeling good about getting up and getting moving.
During the rise of feminist clinics, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) was founded and became a feminist watch dog of the FDA. View a short documentary film that follows the activism and progress in women's health advocacy. The video covers the NWHN’s impact on the safety of birth control pills, research on menopause hormone replacement therapy, andthe new health care reform law. Hear real stories of how the NWHN shook up Congress, Big Pharma, and complacent physicians by being the voice of women for change. Click here to view video…