11. Sherrie Palm: The Prolapse Warrior
Sherrie Palm is the world’s leading patient advocate on pelvic organ prolapse.
She is the Founder and CEO of the Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS), and a pelvic organ prolapse (POP) Key Opinion Leader,
She is the author of the award winning book Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic which is into it’s third edition.
Also, she is an international advocate and public speaker on women's health empowerment and multiple aspects of pelvic organ prolapse quality of life impact.
She discusses her work and her passion with Dr. Marco Pelosi IIII.
The AUA [2:30]
has a large bladder health initiative.
stigma is massive and embarrassing.
is the largest age group affected.
is the No. 1 cause of POP.
of all women are affected.
The disconnect [13:45]
is poor access to a POP curriculum among MDs and other healthcare professionals.
should be offered to all women.
are reluctant to speak up on this issue.
your homework when choosing new treatments.
I had [23:30]
symptoms for 17 years before I was diagnosed for a bulge.
I was [27:45]
angry that I’d never heard of this so I made it my mission to talk about it.
I decided [29:30]
to write a book while healing from surgery.
A non-profit [31:00]
was the best way to get the word out.
I spoke [32:30]
At medical conferences most, but enjoyed women’s events best
What was [36:45]
your business background?
I communicate [39:30]
with patients and clinicians.
I built [40:00]
a closed group on Facebook for women to discuss everything.
is discussed in detail and there is no TMI.
can feel the empowerment of open discussion.
A big [53:30]
women’s conference is on the agenda.
I hate [55;00]
politics, but I love what I do.
recently restricted access to amazing and helpful POP videos to members only.
I’m open [59:00]
to working with any organization that addresses pelvic health.
My plan [60:00]
is exploding awareness.
Sherrie Palm can be reached at all of the following places:
Sherrie Palm Book and Backdrop: https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/sherrie-palm
APOPS homepage: https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/
General Contact: https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/contact
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