"As a physician, I feel it is truly important for my patients to understand the important issues related to prolapse and urinary incontinence, as well as the options for treating these distressing conditions. With a good understanding of the problem and their options, women can make good informed choices regarding their care. As a surgeon, I spend a lot of time explaining pelvic organ prolapse to my patients.
I am very pleased to see Sherrie Palm doing the same thing from a woman's perspective. As a woman who had to deal with prolapse herself, she shares the inside information on how to recognize prolapse and how to get qualified help for it. This book is a must read for every woman who is concerned about pelvic organ prolapse!”
Lennox Hoyte, MD Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery University of South Florida College of Medicine Director of Urogynecology, Tampa General Hospital Author of the book A Patient's Guide to Prolapse Repair
“Sherrie Palms book, Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic is a long awaited bridge connecting the public to the medical profession.”
Bruce S. Crawford MD Developer of Pfilates Pelvic Floor Fitness Program
“This wonderful book by an accomplished advocate for women suffering with pelvic organ prolapse provides women with many options for treatment of a disorder that is kept hush hush. Sherrie has compiled an abundance of information and alternative solutions to address incontinence and elastic or muscular sag. This book is truly a godsend in its potential to help the female beleaguered with incontinence achieve a much improved quality of life."
Debra Muth ND, WHNP, APNP, BAAHP Serenity Health Care Center Waukesha, WI
“I just want to express my total support for all that you are doing. It continues to amaze me at how silent this epidemic remains despite living in a culture that seems to talk about everything – often many things that I do not want to hear. Nevertheless, I see new patients every day who have lived with their advanced prolapse issues for years without having told a soul. They are so relieved to find out that something can be done, that it often is very easy to do, and that it provides a total restoration of their quality of life.”
Charles R. Hanes, II, MD Urogynecology of Southern Alabama Mobile, Alabama
“Rarely discussed and identified by women, yet so common. Pelvic organ prolapse can create a scenario of embarrassment as well as discomfort. Women often are unaware of the condition and frequently do not talk about it…until now. Sherrie Palm’s crusade to break women free of their silence and begin a dialogue about pelvic organ prolapse is inspiring. She is the big sister telling you to listen to your body; she is the best friend that is confessing a secret and letting you know that you are not alone.”
Karen Heller Associate Producer Public Television Health Series Second Opinion
I wish to express my sincere appreciation for all that Sherrie Palm has done for women all over the world, but me especially, in my search for answers to POP prior to my surgery Jan 2011. I found her by accident while searching the Internet for answers. Her first edition, "Pelvic Organ Prolapse The Silent Epidemic" was a godsend. Everything I needed to know before and after my surgery was there at my fingertips with each turn of the page. I consider it my POP Bible and eagerly anticipate the 2nd edition. I feel confident enough now to call myself the "POP Diva" thanks to Sherrie.”
Margaret Forrest, Retired DOD Supervisory Program Management Analyst
“This is an extraordinary book that brings awareness to many women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. Sherrie’s passion is contagious. It is time to help women become aware of the early stages of POP so they can have a choice of treatments less invasive than surgery.”
Amy L. Beyer, LAT, WCMT
Natural Balance Therapy Myofascial Release Therapist
“Today, the internet is more important than ever in connecting women to information about pelvic floor prolapse (POP), even as awareness about this condition has slowly increased. Through health social networks such as MedHelp (www.medhelp.org), women can go online and receive personalized information that helps them take control of their health and make more informed decisions regarding treatment. In our ask-the-expert forums, for instance, women can have questions about their individual condition answered by leading urogynecologists. And in our patient support communities, women can connect to others with similar experiences who understand the challenges, frustrations and resources for treating POP.
By providing women a platform to talk about their symptoms, treatments and concerns, websites like MedHelp bring pelvic floor disorders out of the shadows and provide better options and information to the millions of women who suffer from these conditions.
Sherrie Palm's sincere dedication to helping women with POP has made a tremendous difference in their lives. Her devoted efforts as a volunteer community leader for our pelvic organ prolapse community exemplifies her passion and willingness to help women worldwide. Our members are grateful for Sherrie's ability to bring support to those who, otherwise, would needlessly suffer. We are very grateful for all she does.”
John de Souze CEO MedHelp-the world’s largest health social network
“Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic was a beginning, a much needed beginning, to better solutions to one of the most common yet least discussed, often disabling, conditions of a huge percentage of women. Women with this condition vary from early postpartum to post hysterectomy, menopausal, and post menopausal. I am a retired Registered Nurse who worked at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA.
Sherrie has done so much to bring attention to this dilemma. Her energy is incredible. I am so glad she is carrying the banner for women world-wide to bring attention to this issue and to bring it more into public awareness. Go Sherrie!”
Jackie Whitehead retired RN (Stanford)
"It was a pleasure to interview Ms. Palm on our radio show Women's Voice and learn about POP through her vast research and personal story. She was a delight to have on the show. She has answered all the questions from our listeners with grace and honesty. Because of Sherrie's interview, to this day we receive many inquiries from women about POP who have been suffering in silence and shame. Sherrie's loving approach brought our female listeners a sense of empowerment and hope. I am looking forward to reading her book and sharing it with our listeners."
Producer/Host Women's Voice Radio
“Sherrie Palm begins her introduction with a theme that is evident throughout her book: “Knowledge is Always the Key.” Her book is intended to open dialogue among women about pelvic organ prolapse (POP). She also wishes to bring information about POP to young women during routine gynecological examinations so that POP can be prevented or minimized…This book should be mandatory reading for childbirth educators. For therapists who are working with patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, it would be a good reference for the practical tips that may help clients with other pelvic floor problems. Physical therapists may also recommend this book for selected patients who may be dealing with POP problems.”
ElainePomerantz PT, MSPH Journal Women's Health, Physical Therapy, Book Review, Volume 34, number 1, 2010
“Sherrie Palm was a guest on my radio show and I wondered what she could talk about for an hour. Her knowledge of a problem that affects so many women and families made me a believer and she deserves to be heard.”
Dr. Robert Rose, California
“It was by coincidence that I came across Sherrie Palm’s book Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic. Through my own research I was lucky enough to stumble upon Sherrie’s book. After reading this I realized what a remarkable woman Sherrie is and that she is the voice for all women who suffer in silence.
According to the World Health Organization incontinence is a ‘growing concern’; Sherrie’s book highlights the immense scale pelvic organ prolapse has reached and how people don’t or can’t come to terms with this condition, which is treatable. Sherrie Palm in my opinion is one of the leaders in this area and through her passion and tenacity will find the answers to the questions.”
Gaynor Morgan CEO C&G Medicare Ltd. UK/Belgium Welsh Woman of the Year –Science and Technology Innovator of the Year – British Female Innovators and Inventors Network Innovator of the Year – MediWales
“Sherrie, I was searching online for answers to my problem when I found your website. I got the book and was so relieved to have all the information. Your email support has been so uplifting to me.”
“Sher provides an excellent resource for women and health professionals. Within that resource is an abundance of support and knowledge provided through her wisdom, experience and loving heart.”
Patricia A. Lawn, CSW, CHt
“The work you are doing to bring awareness to this condition is helping countless women who may not even realize that their symptoms are other than ‘getting old’. Multi-disciplinary approaches offer patients hope and the information in this body of work is a gentle exposure for women who are looking for help.”
Victoria J. Mondloch, MD, FACOG
"Sherrie Palm brings to light a "hidden" problem that all women and their men should know about. She is warm and engaging and speaks frankly and clearly about this Silent Epidemic. A number of my other medical guests know and respect her work."
Mike Schikman WSVA Radio Harrisonburg VA
“So glad you paved a road for the rest of us, thanks so much for all you do.”
"Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic is a wonderful collection of information for women looking for support and treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. I recommend it to my patients as an adjunct to physical therapy treatment. Patient education is very important in healing and this is a great resource."
Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB PMD Beth Shelly Physical Therapy Author and international speaker in Pelvic Physical Therapy Moline, IL
"Before Sherrie and I became friends I never knew what POP was. However now that I have read her book and she has been on my radio show, more women need to learn not only what the letters mean, but need to be aware they are not alone."
Deb Bailey Power Women Magazine & Radio Show
Pelvic organ prolapse has been on medical record for over 4000 years and still remains in the closet because women are too embarrassed to reveal they have urinary or fecal leakage, pain with intercourse, chronic constipation, or tissues bulging from their vagina. Vaginal childbirth and menopause are the 2 leading causes of POP, yet few women recognize the significance of symptoms they experience. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic breaks the code of silence to establish recognition of POP and assist women in attaining pelvic floor health balance.