Empowering WomanCare and Gynecology
Top, L-R: Elise, Marnie, Heather, Eril, Claire, Leah, Kristin; Bottom, L-R: Carisa, Elizabeth, Emma
Dr. Elizabeth Shadigian and team welcome women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people of every age and ability, size, shape, color, sexuality and identity, from all social, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.
We provide a safe, family-friendly environment in which you can seek, explore, define and receive Empowering WomanCare and Gynecology health services.
WomanCare meets physical and psychological health needs through conventional and alternative approaches, and encourages and promotes self-care.
We welcome those who feel unwelcome in other medical settings and those who have experienced physical and/or sexual violence or disrespect.
WomanSafeHealth: The Antidote to Status Quo Health Care
by Elizabeth Shadigian, MD
Drawing on the actual experiences of women, WomanSafeHealth: The Antidote to Status Quo Health Care uses cartoons and humor together with analysis and compassion to reveal what it means to meet a woman’s health care needs. Status Quo Health Care is a term coined at WomanSafeHealth to describe the poisoned care most women experience – hurried, depersonalized, cold, disrespectful, profit-driven – care that neglects her individual story and choices.
At WomanSafeHealth each woman is a person, not a disease; a client, not a number. She is the focus, and her health care team is her consultant.
Prescribing self-awareness, care analysis and personal empowerment as antidotes to Status Quo Health Care, Elizabeth affirms what every woman already knows: safety and respect must be the core of health care.