According to a host of experts in Asheville and around the nation, female patients are likely to experience more dismissals of symptoms and receive less medical knowledge about their diseases as a result of “gender bias in medicine.” The long-standing prejudice is well-known within the medical community — and women are still taking the brunt of it, experts say.
“In the Affordable Care Act, breast-feeding is covered under the women’s health and well-being preventive medicine section. We need to speak up to our elected representatives to ensure these vital services continue not only for women, but for their babies and for our world.”
Southeast Wise Women, a woman-owned and -operated business, will sponsor its twelfth annual herbal conference at Lake Eden in Black Mountain Oct. 14-16.
Because beauty products may contain toxic chemicals linked to health problems, many WNC salons are switching to all organic products to keep customers and workers safe.
There’s something for every woman at this annual gathering, participants say. Many women make it a point to attend the event each year, because it makes them feel nourished and empowered.
A mid-Juy inspection revealed 23 violations that effectively suspended women’s health care services at Asheville’s Femcare, the only abortion provider in Western North Carolina The clinic has recently reopened. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
I am sad to hear about the temporary closing of Femcare and, more importantly, the constant reference to it as an abortion clinic [“Suspended,” Aug. 7 Xpress]. Femcare is much more than that. I own Laurey's in downtown Asheville and am grateful that I am now in a position to offer insurance to full-time employees, […]
I appreciate Danielle Dulken’s courage in sharing her abortion experience in the July 31 Opinion piece, “The Face of Abortion.” It is important that the voices of all people are heard, as our nation struggles with the place of abortion, gay marriage and other issues. Open discussion, despite the fear of condemnation for less popular […]
I was deeply touched and brought to tears by the July 31 Opinion article, “The Face of Abortion.” I was also physically sickened to know that the decision to abolish abortion clinics in the state was made final. The legislation has set us back at least 50 years! The article stirred such strong feelings within […]
This afternoon, Gov. Pat McCrory released a statement saying he will sign the most recent abortion bill approved by the House.
If the North Carolina General Assembly passes a bill that would change the state’s requirements for abortion clinics, Asheville’s FemCare would be the only clinic in the state able to meet the proposed guidelines.
After renting a building on Biltmore Avenue for about 15 years, Planned Parenthood’s Asheville Health Center will begin providing sexual and reproductive health services in a permanent setting by the end of the year. The announcement came at the nonprofit’s fundraiser and 35th anniversary celebration on Thursday night. (Pictured: Bonnie Smith, interim CEO of Planned Parenthood, makes the announcement. Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Dr. Robin Saraswati Markus, a 48-year-old holistic gynecologist and yoga instructor, offers a wealth of knowledge and integrative healing for women. (Photo by Kate Lundquist)
Dozens of runners—both men and women—from the Asheville Track Club took to their heels Tuesday wearing stylish red dresses in support of women’s health, particularly cardiovascular issues. The group undertook the 25-minute run at Carrier Park. Press release follows photos. MEDIA ADVISORY / PHOTO OP: MEN JOIN WOMEN IN WEARING RED DRESSES FOR ANNUAL ‘RED […]
NPR is reporting that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure — the nation’s largest breast cancer charity — is halting its partnership with Planned Parenthood.