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Aradia Women's Health Center's
Women's Health Matters, #26
Friday, December 2, 2020

This Issue's Topics

  • Are you listening, Judge Alito?
  • 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 American public.

Read more.

The Future of HIV Prevention
A Community Conversation

On November 3, the Northwest Microbicides Coalition, in partnership with Gay City Health Project, the Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit and the 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.

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 future.

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Kelly Is Here!
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 Health Center!

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!