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What is FACTS?

FACTS is the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative, a group comprised of physicians, other health care professionals and educators working together to Teach the Science of natural or fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) of family planning.

SIGN OUR PETITION TO THE CDC

Join us in asking the CDC to update their information to provide women and medical professionals with up to date, accurate information about fertility awareness based methods (FABMs).

READ THE PETITION

Physicians and Health
Care Professionals

Empower your patients to take charge of their fertility.

Students and
Residents

Prepare yourself for your future career and connect with other students.

Women and
Couples

Find trusted resources online and in your community

Become a Member of FACTS

FACTS relies on a diverse group of members to accomplish our educational, scientific, and community-based goals.

Share Your Experience with Us . . .

Please share a little bit about your experiences with FABMs.

When we first started using the method years ago, we used paper charts with a clipboard.  However, now that we have come back to it in the past few months, there is a very convenient Smartphone App that makes it much easier than paper!
Couple Using the Sympto-thermal Method

Latest News

22 Sep 2017

Not planning a baby anytime soon? 5 reasons monitoring your fertility now is still worthwhile.

September 22, 2017 by Briana Baxter When it comes to Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABM) and Natural Family Planning (NFP), its easy to think of the advantages, notably – preventing or achieving pregnancy. But what about those of us who are still figuring things out, especially those girls who are just getting started with their […]

25 Aug 2017

Assessing Medical Student Knowledge of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods – A Review

August 25, 2017 By Rachel Burch Testing Medical Student Knowledge A recent study published in the Journal of Frontiers in Medicine highlights how medical students and physicians lack adequate knowledge when it comes to fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) for family planning. Because most medical schools don’t include a specified curriculum and/or advanced discussion about […]

07 Jul 2017

Diagnosing Endometriosis – A Patient Experience

July 6th, 2017 by Erin Cain I still remember sitting in that doctor’s office, looking downward at the linoleum floor. I had described my symptoms: weeks of constant bleeding, cramps that left me writhing in pain—pain so severe it induced vomiting, month after month. The doctor told me confidently, “You don’t have endometriosis.” I know […]

17 May 2017

Addressing Criticisms: A Call for Clarity about the Effectiveness Rates for Individual FABMs

May 17th, 2017 The FACTS/ Natural Womanhood petition asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to change its approach to reporting effectiveness rates of FABMs is getting noticed. One response in a May 4, 2017 blog post by Chelsea Polis, a reproductive health epidemiologist with particular interest in fertility awareness based methods (FABMs), […]

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