FEMM "demystifies reproductive health and empowers women and girls with the knowledge to chart their own reproductive course." And it doesn't leave out the other half of the fertility equation: a very significant difference from so many approaches to "reproductive health."
A woman involved in the launch explains:
"Authentic women’s healthcare recognizes that women have a right to know and understand their own bodies, and to receive the knowledge they need to be partners in the management and choices they make for their long-term health. Such knowledge enables women – and men – to work together to achieve the physical and emotional health that women need and deserve."
"It is obvious, but worth stating, that men are also persons – subjects with rights – who experience themselves as subjects in relation to other subjects, and who act and self-determine. Further, as with women, men also long for intimacy with another person. Because of this deep longing and capacity to give fully to another, men want to enter into the reality and knowledge of the other person to whom he longs to give himself fully. Thus, men, too, are key partners in the understanding and management of women’s health.
"This ability to interact in a way that respects each person as a subject, and which enables being in relation with another person while respecting his or her freedom, is necessary for authentically personal, or human interactions to take place."
This program is still in its "beta" stage, but is welcoming participants as it attempts to perfect its online charting system.