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FEMINIST WOMENS HEALTH CENTER INC
June 26, 2011

This nonprofit provides Health care in their clinic but they also spend a lot of time working with young women teaching us how to understand how laws and public policies are made and how to participate in that process now. We learn about health issues and best health practices. It's something that will follow me no matter where I go and what I do. Plus, now I know other people like me all over the country who are my age and care about the things I want for my life. Thank to their Young Women's Leadership program, I'll be involved in one way or another

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the classroom and as a volunteer. I've also gone to evening eventsd like film forums and panels on womens health issues. I helped people sign up for a Maybe Baby class and learned how important it is to plan ays to take of a baby when I decide to have a family.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They could add more group volunteer nights.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped teach people about safe sex, family planning, prevention of coersion and sexually transmitted infections. I also wrote some educational materials to increase people's awareness of the challenges women in Georgia face and how they can help themse.

FEMINIST ABORTION NETWORK INC
June 22, 2011

I first became aware of the Federation of FWHC's in college. They seemed to be the ones always "doing" something rather than just talking. The Feminist clinics published books, offered educatational programs, taught us how to have an impact on public policies that seemed to ignore our needsand , basically, hold the health care system AND the government institutions accountable for listening to women and assuring our needs are at least taken into consideration. It's hard to imagine that women wouldn't even be included in clinical trials on female hormones to learn the effect on female bodies! They were quite brave then, and now, so it seems appropriate to begin with an expression of appreciation. Thanks to y'all for clearing my path to self help, better health services, a safe place for "truth telling" and a good place to refer patients TODAY! I look to you to keep me informed.

That said, it distresses me to see some of the clinics closing their doors. If we allow this to happen, there are some doors that just can't be replaced. I really don't want to go back to the assembly line and being told what's good for me. As a community, we need to support our local feminist clinics and as donors - we need to donate monthly to assure this organization founded specificaaly to assure FWHC's clinics stay accessible and the individualized health care that respects me (and others) in all the ways that matter.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Like me, many have likely personally experienced the benefits of accurate labels & inserts with medications that allow us to be informed of contraindications and side effects. I've also used a cervical cap when there were no other contraceptive devices other than the pill within my reach. I enjoy being able to refer clients knowing they will either recieve excellent care or be heard clearly if there's a problem. Your newsletters and education keep me informed and vigilant - a trustworthy resource.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would ask them to get their message out to more people about all of their services - not just the ones that are controversial. It would be good if they were included in United Way & Federal campaigns. Could you publish another book and build more clinics? It might also be good to have a blog about advocating for ourselves and others.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I've recieved care in a FWHC, donated, volunteered and worked to assure others have this choice.