The Feminist Women's Health Center Berlin
In 1974 FFGZ was founded to promote women's interests within the German health system and to empower women on women´s health issues.
We work on two levels: a political level on which we advocate woman's health issues, and an individual level on which we inform and support women, giving information, and orientation on their special concerns.
Our counseling work is not just centered on individual women who ask for support in medical matters, but also particularly directed to migrant women and socially disadvantaged women. We strengthen their position as a patient and give advice on concrete health problems.
With our periodical magazine, clio – Die Zeitschrift für Frauengesundheit, booklets, public
relations work, and lobbying, we inform the public and contribute to public discussions on health politics.
Information, Consultation, Courses and Training on Special Topics
Telephone Hours: Information, brief consultation, referrals to appropriate institutions
Main counseling topics are: Bladder infection, breast health, gynecological disorders: ovarial cysts, endometriosis, hysterectomy, menstrual disorders and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fibroids, pap smear, vaginal infections; health problems as long term effects from sexual abuse, menopause, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, and desire to have children
Our library: The most extensive collection of books on women's health in Germany. About 2,500 books are available. Articles from national and international magazines and newspapers are arranged thematically.
clio – Die Zeitschrift für Frauengesundheit, the periodical magazine on women's health, latest issue on breast health, clio 81, More information on website under “Order”
Booklets on special subjects: Menopause, Thyroid, Endometriosis More information on website under “Order”
Activities in Health Politics:
Contribution to public discussion on health politics and medical matters, especially introducing women's health as a topic of its own.
Cooperation with institutions, politicians, and local authorities.
Focusing on women's health issues as experts at conferences and in the media
FFGZ is a charitable, non-profit organization, funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit und Soziales, Berlin, as well as by its own endowment, and with donations from the public.
FFGZ is member in Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband and other organisations.
FFGZ is certified and has Paritätisches Qualitätssiegel.
In 2014 FFGZ received the Berliner Frauenpreis.