LBTQ Health Talks

Our Community Health Talks provide an ongoing forum to meet new people and enjoy an informal discussion on selected topics related to health & well-being. These fun and informative talks bring LBTQ health information to the community.

Each Health Talk will include a "meet and mingle" time followed by an informal, interactive discussion on a selected topic led by LHRC-affiliated physicians, researchers, leaders and healers. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. For details on the Talks and their locations, contact Lisa Castro-Smyth at Lisa.Castro-Smyth@UCSF.EDU or 415-502-5209.

2006 Lesbian Health Talks Schedule:

Past Health Talks:


Lesbian Health and Lesbian Sex Down Under

Homeopathy is Healing from the Inside Out: How to Awaken the Body’s Wisdom
Speaker: Sandi Kaplan, PCH(candidate)

Considering Parenthood?
“LGBTQ Pathways to Parenthood”

Thursday, April 20th, 2006
7pm - 8:30pm
Location: LGBT Community Center of San Francisco
1800 Market Street @ Octavia (Rm 300)

~ Free Event ~ Light refreshments ~ All are welcome ~

This community workshop will cover the basics of LGBTQ parenting such as time, money and how we choose to bring children into our lives (by insemination, adoption, etc.) as well as different levels of parenting desire in partners. An overview of common legal issues, family structure and power dynamics (such as biological vs. non-biological parenting) will also be included. Additionally, we will talk about how children experience having LGBTQ parents. Please bring your own questions, concerns and ideas to this interactive workshop.

Cheryl Deaner, MFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist, a parent, a founder of Our Family Coalition and the Alternative Family Project. Cheryl has facilitated Considering Parenthood workshops and groups for Harvey Milk Institute, Lyon Martin Women’s Health Services and in her therapy practice. Cheryl’s practice includes working with individuals and families.

Co-Sponsored by: Our Family Coalition (www.ourfamily.org)

Exhibitor: Family Builders by Adoption (http://www.familybuilders.org)

Learn How to Control PMS With Chinese Medicine

Join Jeannie Bianchi, L.Ac., acupuncturist and herbalist to learn self-treatment of PMS through simple changes in diet, exercise, and the use of Chinese Medicine.

Wednesday, May 17th
7pm - 8pm
Location: Schizandra Health Center, 493 Sanchez St., San Francisco 94114
For more info:
RSVP to anna@mcgrathcc.com

Jeannie K. Bianchi, L.Ac., M.S. graduated with a Masters of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. Her training included diverse clinical settings, such as a collegiate athletics program at UCSD and an integrative program for end-of-life care at San Diego Hospice. Jeannie went on to complete a post-graduate study program at Chengdu University in China. This hospital is known for their integrative approach to Chinese Medicine.

She provides relief for a range of conditions using a mix of acupuncture, herbal therapy, massage, and dietary and lifestyle counseling. These include PMS and gynecologic complaints, mental-emotional issues, digestive disorders, pain conditions, headaches, fibromyalgia, supportive cancer care. She maintains a practice at Schizandra Health Center in the Castro district of San Francisco.




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