VIKKI HUFNAGEL, M.D., pioneer in advancing women’s medicine and crusader for Reproductive Health Rights, graduated from Medical School at the University of California in San Francisco. She then became Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York.
With training, experience, and employing the state of the art and latest advances in surgical techniques, she created and developed “Female Reconstructive Surgery” (FRS). FRS is an alternative to hysterectomy for non-cancerous conditions such as fibroids and uterine prolapse. Women previously had no other options.
Her book, No More Hysterectomies, revolutionized the women’s health care field and the concepts concerning the role and function of the female reproductive system.
She founded the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) and The International Committee for the Advancement of Women’s Health Care, Education, and Rights (TICAW) as educational resource and legislature centers. Through the IRH, Dr. Hufnagel worked with California Senator Diane Watson (now Congresswoman Watson) and other dignitaries for the successful passage of the nation’s first informed consent law, Senate Bill 835. This law and subsequent laws makes it mandatory for physicians in the states of California, New York, and Texas to fully inform women on the complications of, and alternatives and options to, hysterectomy.
She is currently the Medical Director of the International Women’s FRS Center located in Baja, California, where she practices and teaches FRS. The FRS Center is state of the art and is the only location that currently offers FRS.
The FRS Foundation, a non-for-profit organization, has been newly created
to: • Further the public education regarding women’s reproductive and
hormonal health. •
Provide medical and surgical care for women.
For more information about Dr. Hufnagel, Female Reconstructive Surgery (FRS), or The FRS Foundation, see www.DrHufnagel.com, e-mail: FRS@HerBode.com, or call: (815) 834-0987.
She will speak on My Approach To Treating Fibroids & Uterine Cancer.