Women's Health Matters, #26
Friday, December 2, 2020
This Issue's Topics
- Are you listening, Judge
- The Future of HIV Prevention
Kelly Is Here!
Are you listening, Judge Alito?
By Marcy Bloom, Executive Director,
Aradia Women's Health Center and Grace
Huang, Public Policy Coordinator, Washington
State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Reprinted from the Wednesday, November
30th issue of Real Change News.
We are two women who work in two different
yet related professions that help women have
better and safer lives. One of us has worked
in women’s reproductive health services for
30 years and the other has worked with
domestic violence survivors for 12 years.
We are both gravely concerned about the
nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the
United States Supreme Court. There are many
issues to be concerned about as we question
whether his views truly reflect those of the
The Future of HIV Prevention
A Community Conversation
On November 3, the Northwest Microbicides
Coalition, in partnership with
Gay City Health
Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit and
Seattle HIV Prevention Trials Unit hosted a
community forum to discuss vaccines, microbicides and other innovations in HIV
prevention. Over 70 individuals attended this
event, primarily from the local LGBT community
and engaged in animated, open discussion with
the expert panelists.
Kelly Is Here!
As a cosponsor, Aradia Women's Health Center had
representatives attend and speak with community
members about our microbicides advocacy work in
relationship to women's health care. Although
this event was primarily geared towards gay men,
we feel a unique and powerful bond with this
community who have battled HIV and AIDS for many
years and hope to continue our work together to
overcome this disease in the not so distant
Meet Aradia's NEW gynecology provider!
Do you know someone who is looking for
just the right provider for their
gynecological health care?
Look no further than Kelly Walsh, our new
physician's assistant here at Aradia Women's
Kelly Walsh comes to Aradia Women's Health
Center straight from New York City where she
provided primary care working with a private
practice physician. Kelly decided to move to
the Northwest and leave the hustle and
bustle of an East Coast lifestyle behind and
we are so glad she's here!
Kelly brings a wealth of experience to the
women we see for annual exams, Pap smears,
STI checks, IUD inserts and all well-woman
care needs; from her education and clinical
rotations at Yale University School of
Medicine to her Peace Corps experience in
Burkina Faso, West Africa, facilitating
immunization programs, family planning
sessions and pre/post natal consultations.
And don't forget - Aradia Women's Health
Center is open for gynecological care on
Saturdays! Same-day appointments may be
available. Please call our phone counselors
for more information.
Make an appointment with Kelly!