PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE: THE SILENT EPIDEMIC 3RD EDITION
Sherrie Palm’s book Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic, is a valuable tool for women navigating pelvic organ prolapse (POP), providing a guidance and support bridge between patient and practitioner. Palm takes a hard look at an extremely common yet highly stigmatized women's health condition, and talks about POP out loud in terms all women can understand. It is estimated that 50% of the female population will experience POP. Palm shares the facts along with her personal experience, to enable women to recognize and understand all aspects of this common, cryptic, very personal aspect of women's health.
Back cover quotes:
“Sherrie’s willingness to give of herself to assist her sisters in the management of this condition is exemplary of her commitment and concern for women who experience POP. ”
~Foreword by Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS
“This book is a must read for every woman who is concerned about pelvic organ prolapse!”
~Lennox Hoyte, MD, MSEECS
Author: A Patient Guide to Prolapse Repair
“Sherrie Palm's tireless work as a patient advocate, and as an author of "Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic", continues to play a key role in this transformation of women's healthcare.”
~Roger Goldberg, MD, MPH
Author: Ever Since I Had My Baby
“A staunch champion of women’s pelvic health, Sherrie continues her advocacy with great strides forward with respect to awareness, guidance and support, accelerating the pelvic organ prolapse movement.”
~Andrew Siegel, MD
Author: The Kegel Fix: Recharging Female Pelvic, Sexual and Urinary Health
Sherrie Palm's journey to raise awareness of pelvic organ prolapse began within two weeks of her diagnosis in 2007. Sherrie found it unacceptable that POP could be so common yet remain blanketed in silence.The 1st edition of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic was published in 2009. As patients started reaching out, Sherrie recognized the need to establish additional support for women navigating this common, cryptic condition, and founded the Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS) in 2010. The 2nd edition of Sherrie's book was published in 2012. Over time, POP awareness, dialogue, and treatments have continued to expand and evolve, and women around the world are becoming stronger and more vocal about pelvic organ prolapse, coming together to share support and guidance in APOPS Support Forum.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sherrie Palm is the Founder/CEO/Executive Director of Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS), a POP Key Opinion Leader, author of the award winning book Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic, a speaker on multiple aspects of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) quality of life impact, and an international women's pelvic organ prolapse advocate. Sherrie’s points of focus are generating global pelvic organ prolapse awareness, developing guidance and support structures for women navigating POP, and bridge building within POP healthcare, research, academia, industry, and policy toward the evolution of POP directives.