Resources in the Community

Eating Disorders Information


National Eating Disorders Association
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/p.asp?WebPage_ID=337

Renfrew Center
http://www.renfrew.org/

Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood
http://www.ppnep.org

Clinics

In Bethlehem:
610-694-0642
N. Wing, 3rd Floor, Ste. 359

St. Luke's Hospital
801 Ostrum Street

In Allentown :
610-439-1033
29 N. 9th St (NEW LOCATION)

Abortion services available only in the Reading office:
48 S. 4th St.
610-376-8061
TOLL FREE 888-843-3837 (Abortion)

Planned Parenthood Medical Clinics offer:

  • Birth Control Methods: Oral Contraceptives ("The Pill") Condoms & Foam Depo-Provera Diaphragm IUD
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Treatment of Vaginal Infections
  • Pap Tests & Breast Exams
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HIV/AIDS Screening
  • Emergency Contraceptives
  • Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Checks
  • Immunizations - Immunizations
  • Colposcopy (abnormal Pap results)
  • Services for Males
  • Complete GYN Exam

A complete GYN exam (or "a pelvic") is an easy exam that can find infections and check for disease. It is also the only way to detect cancer of the cervix, which, if found early, is curable almost 100% of the time. Your GYN exam includes:

  • Complete medical history
  • Blood pressure and weight check
  • Thyroid check
  • Pap test

Allentown Women's Center
http://www.allentownwomenscenter.com/
1409 Union Boulevard, Rear Entrance
Allentown, PA 18109
To contact call: 877 DIAL AWC (342-5292) OR 610-770-9077

The Allentown Women's Center offers:

  • Abortions - All the physicians at Allentown Women's Center are state licensed gynecologists who have had years of experience providing abortion services.
  • OB-GYN services
  • Pregnancy Options Counseling
  • Birth Control

Other Services


Adoptions From The Heart
http://www.adoptionsfromtheheart.org/
1-800-355-5500
610-432-2384
2212 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109
      . Helps birth parents find loving homes for their children.
      . Helps families choose and meet the adoptive family and also stay in touch as the child grows up.
      . Offers the services you need at no cost to you: Medical Care, Legal Assistance, Housing Assistance

National Women's Studies Association

The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women and Gender
At the University of Pennsylvania

The Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women
At Brown University

Institute for Advance Feminist Research
At the University of California, Santa Cruz

National Women's History Project

National Council for Research on Women

      "The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
      "The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is a scientific research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation

Gender-Related Electronic Forums


National Organization for Men Against Sexism

 

Women's/Gender Studies graduate programs with an activist emphasis:


Applied Women's Studies Graduate Program
      At Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles: "Applied Women's Studies gives you the opportunity to use knowledge in women's issues as a vital force for change in today's world. At the heart of Applied Women's Studies is an internship or policy clinic requirement.

The University of Colorado at Denver MPA Program on Domestic Violence
      The first graduate program of its kind in the nation, the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center's MPA Program on Domestic Violence focuses on organizational management and publicy policy, helping service organizations integrate grassroots social justice work with good administrative practice.

Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies at University of North Carolina, Greensboro

      The master's degree in WGS at University of North Carolina Greensboro is unique in the country.  It offers students preparation for careers outside the academy that will help address gender-related challenges affecting communities, families, the health care delivery system, social service organizations and governments.  There are  three  concentrations: Gender and Health ,  Gender and Community Leadership, and an individually designed concentration developed in close consultation with a faculty advisor.

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