Missouri abortion law causing anxiety, confusion, Granite City clinic says
Jun06

Missouri abortion law causing anxiety, confusion, Granite City clinic says

GRANITE CITY, ILL. – Missouri’s recent abortion legislation has already begun to affect the Hope Clinic in Granite City, the clinic’s deputy director, Alison Dreith, says. Situated just across the river from St. Louis, the Hope Clinic is an independent clinic that provides abortions to people at between 6 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, in addition to other reproductive health services such as contraception, ultrasounds and...

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Health, happiness and sisterhood
May04

Health, happiness and sisterhood

ST. LOUIS—Since 1996, GirlTrek has focused its energy on the health of black and brown girls and women, motivating them to create change in their health and community through fitness and friendship. Newfound friends Lisa Garrett, Lowry Finley-Jackson and Towina Jones are doing just that. They’re making strides around the St. Louis region under the national organization GirlTrek, walking for freedom of health and sisterhood. “I like to...

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Study finds ‘period poverty’ affecting low-income women
Feb27

Study finds ‘period poverty’ affecting low-income women

People of low-income backgrounds experience hardship when it comes to food, shelter, and other basic necessities. But there’s one area that plagues specifically low-income women that might not be obvious to the passive observer: tampons. In a recent study by Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, a survey of 183 low-income women in St. Louis revealed that 2/3rds of these women had difficulty affording or accessing menstrual products in 2018. About 21%...

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Collective STL offers health and wellness through yoga
Feb16

Collective STL offers health and wellness through yoga

OLD NORTH — Collective STL enhances the health and wellness in north St. Louis by offering ancient yoga practices. “We see our work as an obligation of service we must pay as a debt we owe to our ancestors,” said Ericka Harris, co-founder of the Collective STL. “The fact is black people are not doing well in St. Louis, and this is unacceptable.” Located in the 1400 block of N. Market, Collective STL was founded in 2017 by four...

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