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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.

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.

FACTS Review Article on FABMs

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

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

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Please share a little bit about your experiences with FABMs.

“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.”
Woman Using the Billings Method

Latest News

28 Mar 2017

Past Use of Oral Contraceptives Associated with Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis

March 28, 2017 by Richard Fehring, PhD, RN Background Research evidence is mixed as to whether the use of oral hormonal contraceptives (OC) can cause or facilitate endometriosis. Part of the reason for the mixed results is that, in previous studies, the extent of the endometriosis was not histologically staged and reasons for use of […]

24 Mar 2017

Charting with Endometriosis: An Interview with Specialist Dr. Yeung

Dr. Patrick Yeung is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Endometriosis at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. New medical student graduate and FACTS Student Ambassador Brianna Wynne recently spoke with Dr. Yeung in order to better understand endometriosis, a disease that can effect many women and negatively impact both their […]

21 Mar 2017

Prior Contraceptive Use Increases Risk of Endometriosis among Women without Children

March 21, 2017 by Richard Fehring, PhD, RN Background Endometriosis is a disease with limited treatment options that often results in pelvic pain, reduced quality of life, and infertility for women of reproductive age. Although oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are commonly used to treat endometriosis (i.e., treat the symptoms rather than the disease) there is […]

16 Mar 2017

Premenstrual Spotting Found to be Predictive of Endometriosis among Women with Infertility

Endometriosis can be a debilitating disease affecting about 6-10% of reproductive age women and is associated with pelvic pain and infertility. Since endometriosis is a progressive disease, diagnosing and surgically treating it early is important.

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