For this week’s Featured Research we have a double review of “A Prospective Multicentre Trial of the Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning II The Effectiveness Phase” and “Further Analysis of Contraceptive Failure of the Ovulation Method”. As always, click through to the articles for a complete description of the original studies. by Molly Marie […]
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.
Our goal is to share the best evidence available with our health care colleagues so they can educate women and men about their fertility, empower them to make more informed choices about family planning, and enable women to collaborate with their physicians to better monitor and manage their reproductive health.Google+
Please see our review article in the Osteopathic Family Physician for the most current and comprehensive review of the evidence of FABMs.
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After we decided to use NFP, we found it both interesting and encouraging to also learn that there is only a 4% divorce rate in couples who use natural family planning methods as compared to the extremely high divorce rate in couples who do not use these methods.
“As a couple, we have seen benefits in our open conversation about intimacy and expressing love for one another in different ways. Marquette allows us to respect our fertility and be confident in how to avoid or achieve a pregnancy.”
It encourages communication and conversation about topics that may be difficult for other couples to discuss, including starting a family and the inner workings of the woman’s body.
“When I began charting my own cycles, the first thing I noticed was a change in my self-confidence. I feel extremely empowered, as I have greater knowledge about my fertility and sexuality.”
We originally had some anxiety about learning to use Creighton, but it was actually very easy to learn and we did not have any real difficulties during this learning process.
We both agreed that contraception seemed to be a barrier to their relationship and overall communication and decided NFP was the best plan for us.
I had no idea these methods existed before , but now I believe that these methods should at least be presented as an option in addition to other forms of birth control.
“My husband was the one who actually initiated the discussion about using Natural Family Planning as opposed to contraception due to the side effects of artificial birth control. It was nice to see that not only can men be on board, but they might actually find it to be the better method as well.”
Before beginning the interview, I had the mindset that I would be talking to a woman and her partner who were using a method to avoid and/or achieve pregnancy. Coming out of the interview I was inspired, empowered, and even more interested in OB/GYN. I have been increasingly interested in learning about my own body and I truly believe that NFP might be something that will help me figure these issues out.
Using the Fertility Awareness Method these past 13 years has helped me understand my body, communicate with my partner, and enjoy my health. And now I can share this information with my daughter so she can make more informed decisions throughout her life. ~
For this week’s Featured Research we have a review of “Outcomes from Treatment of Infertility with Natural Procreative Technology in an Irish General Practice” by Stanford et al. As always, click through to the articles for a complete description of the original studies. by Liz Escoffery, FCP Treatment of Infertility with Natural Procreative Technology in […]
As we revealed last week, FACTS has been working on a project reviewing smartphone fertility apps on the market. Due to user demand, there are over 100 fertility apps on the market claiming to help women avoid pregnancy. While most apps are glorified calendar calculations, many of these apps claim incorporate fertility awareness based methods […]
One of the most common questions FACTS receives from doctors, women, and couples interested in charting their fertility using a fertility awareness based method is “Which fertility app is the best?” A quick iTunes or Google play search for “fertility awareness” reveals nearly 100 apps women can use to chart their fertility. This makes the […]