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Anna Halpine

Joined: Mar. 3, 2012

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Founder of the World Youth Alliance, and the CEO of FEMM.


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What is authentic healthcare for women?

Mar. 9 at 12:27pm | Comments: 9 | Most recent comment: Apr. 17 at 9:58pm

Women’s reproductive health is a hot topic and claims about it are made freely. Given that, it’s worth pausing to reflect about the nature of the woman at the heart of these rights, and the type of health care that can best serve her and her needs. Women’s health begins with respect for women. Caring for her reproductive health should not be a political agenda, manipulated to serve ideologies or ends. It should not be an agenda...


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Re: What is authentic healthcare for women?

Apr. 17 at 9:58pm | see this comment in context

Janet,

Thanks for your question. FEMM will be working with women to find ways to supplement their health in order to optimize their hormonal levels. This will be done with natural supplements and support where possible, and with medication where needed.

The chart is essentially providing a hormonal map of the woman's cycle. The observations that she makes are all indicators of her hormones. We know from science and research that is already well established, that in order for a woman to have optimal health and functioning her hormones need to "threshold" properly and at the right times.  Dr. Brown also noted that when one hormone does not threshold, the next one does not either.

The woman's chart reveals this hormonal activity. She then becomes a partner in the management and care of her health with health care professionals who can collaborate with her.

We teach this to our FEMM teachers, but, as you note, we are working to get this information on our website so that it can be available to all women. Thanks for your interest; we hope to have this up soon!

Re: What is authentic healthcare for women?

Apr. 13 at 10:38pm | see this comment in context

Denise,

FEMM is based on the best and most recent science of a woman's body and health. We have our own charting and educational method, which we have developed. FEMM teaches women to understand that their reproductive health is essentially managed through hormone regulation; understanding those hormones through the observation of external biomarkers can be learned, so that women have a window into how their bodies work. FEMM seeks to help women to optimize their hormonal activity, ensuring that her hormone levels achieve healthy thresholds. Suppressing these hormone levels disrupts and interferes with a woman's health.

FEMM is focused on educating women about their reproductive health and working with them to ensure that they have access to making the healthiest decisions possible. FEMM is committed to providing superior health care education and treatment to all women.

If you have more questions about our work I would encourage you to take a look at our website, www.femmhealth.org, or contact us directly through that site with any further questions you might have.

Thanks so much for your interest in our work!

Re: What is authentic healthcare for women?

Apr. 7 at 9:47am | see this comment in context

Helen,

I'm aware of the very good work of the Creighton System and of Dr. Hilgers and the Paul VI Institute.

FEMM does not collaborate with the Creighton System or the PPVII.

While we are all looking at the same science, FEMM hopes to make this available to audiences that, up to now, have not had access to this information, such as health care systems in developing nations, as well as the general public in the United States.

I wish you all the best in your important work.

Anna

Re: What is authentic healthcare for women?

Mar. 15 at 1:49pm | see this comment in context

Katie,

Thanks for your very kind comments. We are just beginning to build the FEMM website (femmhealth.org). We would love you and other women to help us by registering on our FEMM website to help us test out our FEMM online health charting system. It will be going up in a few days -- you can register now to receive a notification when it does!

The more feedback we receive from this beta test over the next 8 weeks the better we'll be able to make the system.

Anna

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