February 2018 Meeting

Women’s Health Issues As We Age

Saturday February 3, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

Healthcare matters, and for women, certain health issues specific to women, such as pelvic
floor conditions, i.e. pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with sex, incontinence, as well as pre and post-menopausal and pre and post-partum symptoms, are often overlooked or misdiagnosed by doctors. 1 Why? And what can be done about this?

Women of any age and in any stage of life can be affected by pelvic floor muscle (PFM)
dysfunction. One study found that the prevalence of pelvic floor disorders increased with age, and “40 percent of women aged 60-79, and 53% of women 80+ suffered from at least one symptomatic disorder”. 2 Many women suffer in silence, or become frustrated by a lack of answers and help in the medical community. However, there is hope. Physical Therapy
for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is helping women heal from life altering conditions. 3

February’s Branch meeting Program will discuss many of the pelvic floor conditions and shed light on physical therapy treatments. The program will also include the most up-to-date information on the state of women’s healthcare policies in light of changes to Obamacare, and how you can advocate for your healthcare. Join us at the Old Ranch Country Club on February 3rd to learn more about your own health! See additional Speaker information on page 6 of vantage.


1) https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/pelvic-floor-dysfunction/

2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3970401/

3) http://npwomenshealthcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pelvic_M15.pdf



Please RSVP by January 23rd

Looking forward to see you there!!

Payment and event details below:

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Mingle
10:00 a.m Programt
11:00 a.m. Meeting
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Adjourn

Location: Old Ranch Country Club
3901 Lampson Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Sierra Salon (Upstairs)

 Lunch Menu:
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Carrot Cake. Coffee, ice tea, and water
Vegetarian: Salad without chicken
Price: $33.00 per person

Questions about the location? Contact Daphne Ching-Jackson at dchingjackson@verizon.net

RSVP: You may make a payment for the February meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage February 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Lee Tsao at lee.tsao@hotmail.com of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees. Any fees imposed by PayPal are paid by the buyer, not by AAUW Long Beach.