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Meet Dr Catherine Hansen

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YOU deserve more from YOUR doctor...


I was selling my soul, practicing medicine in the traditional healthcare system!

After 25 years of constantly trying to do my best, to help women in the 15-minutes office visit, one day I woke up and realized that this was

JUST NOT good enough and it enabled me to make some changes in my practice!

My Wake Up Call!

I sat with Kristina* on that bright morning she gently shared that her wake-up call had come and to my surprise, I realized that the awakening happened for both of us! She was 52, peri-menopausal and had recent labs indicating that some of her lifestyle choices were catching up with her. We discussed the ways, her diet, exercise, restless sleep, and over-whelming stress, were ravaging her mid-life body!


We were sitting on a precipice, either get healthy or play ‘catch up’ on her health for the remainder of her days. We chatted about all the things her doctors had never discussed that are foundational to her longevity and quality of life. We nodded at our mutual understanding of the ways these symptoms were impacting her creativity and productivity at work and the uncomfortable glances she was receiving from male co-workers.


She laughed and cried about her marital challenges, the pain with sex and the direct, often invisible, correlation of all of this to her inner connection with herself. I drew pictures, graphs, and a road map. I invited steps, structure, and sanguinity. At the end of our visit, with my waiting room overflowing because I had taken ‘too long’, she did something that no patient, hearing bad news, had ever done before.


She thanked me for my honesty, for seeing her and believing in her, and for giving her hope and optimism and possibly extending her life!


* Name Changed for Privacy

My Renewed Direction and Purpose!


Tears well up in me today, when I think about that moment. I was sharing tangible lifestyle changes, the importance of long walks, self-care, and sexual bliss. These ‘treatments’ were not just for lipid counts or blood pressure, they were a pathway to bring sexual and sensual happiness into all aspects of her life. They were a prescription for renewed direction and purpose. Together, we were creating a natural rhythm for her days to let the joy back in.


The fog was lifting, clarity taking shape and she was reclaiming her wholeness right before my eyes. Body, mind, and soul integrated into one exquisite female body. Her gratitude cracked me open and my life was changed – women deserve more.

Women don’t just need advice, they need connection, compassion, and support.

They don’t just need my medical interpretations (albeit important), they need my expertise through the ‘woman to woman’ lens of understanding and presence. Women don’t just need advice, they need connection, compassion, and support. Through this experience, and others like it, I am able to share the roadmap that brought Kristina’s life back into focus. I can lay out the practices and tools that allowed her to shed 25 lbs and get her cholesterol and blood pressure under control. I can walk women through the tangible guidance and honest conversations that re-ignited her sexy spark, bringing intimacy and orgasms back into her bedroom. Seeing and guiding women in this way, in their wholeness and radiance, unleashes their potential, not just physically but professionally.


Kristina was able to engage more fully at work; to bring all the parts of herself into her group discussions and project timelines. She leads her life with care, renewed passion, self-compassion, and grace. The women on her team are inspired by her radical self-confidence and the boardroom will never be the same. Through her renewed vitality, others become energized.

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Be the radiant woman you were meant to be, inside & out!

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 Dr. Hansen Has Been
Featured in the Media!

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Subtle signs of menopause people often miss. "According to Dr. Catherine Hansen...there are no approved, highly effective prescriptions to treat decreased libido...a conversation with a provider skilled in sexual health is important for guidance at this stage in life."

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6 ways to prevent "menopause belly" and why it happens in the first place, according to doctors. Catherine Hansen, MD, MPH says "Prevention is key, as it is always harder to lose fat than keep it off."

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There is a link between menopause and sexual wellbeing. Dr. Hansen, MD head of Menopause at Pandia Health, brings some insights to this fact in this complete article about menopause and sex!





Meet our Board Member, Catherine Hansen MD, MPH. Catherine is a physician and a passionate advocate for women and girls. Learn more about why she volunteers with Orbis Canada.


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“The average age of menopause is 51 years and symptoms become prevalent up to 10 years prior to onset,” according to Catherine Hansen, MD, OB-GYN. Here's how employers can support menopause in the workplace.

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Catherine Hansen, MD, OB-GYN and Sue Loncaric discuss the principles behing Reclaiming Life with a focus on mid-life women's wellness including advice for women experiencing intimacy and sexual pain. 

If you want to feature or collaborate with Catherine send a message! 

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