One year ago, FACTS members came together and identified students as an emerging audience for our work. We set a goal to actively engage students in our effort to educate our colleagues about fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). Since then, we launched the FACTS Student Ambassador Program to identify student leaders and support their efforts to […]
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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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.
[The Billings Method] was very intriguing to me because it is in line with my own religious beliefs and seems like a great way to better understand my own body.
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.
After speaking with this newlywed couple, in addition to listening to the couples who have come into class to speak with us, I am blown away by the effectiveness of these methods in avoiding pregnancy, achieving pregnancy, and even bringing couples together.
“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.”
There are so many benefits to NFP that I believe are important for both physicians and patients to know about.
I noticed that my menstrual cycles have been different in the last year, and so I wanted to start keeping track again. Since I am nearing menopause, this information can help me better understand what is happening.
…the interview demonstrated to me how necessary it is for a physician to have a strong grasp of NFP and its benefits to be able to speak with patients about their fertility and family planning goals.
“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.”
Using NFP was a great way to start a marriage; the method helped create a solid foundation for our relationship via open and intimate communication.
This interview…highlighted the importance of women being able to understand what is going on in their bodies, and being able to keep track of their cycles. Seeing and hearing how well a couple that uses NFP communicates demonstrates again the idea that using NFP is a very collaborative process between partners, requiring the utmost respect within the relationship. NFP is not just a medical concept, but also a tool that helps man and woman recognize the beauty in each other and the magnificent complexity of what it means to be able to give life, together.
This post is a synopsis of the research presented in the article published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. It is a post in a series entitled Featured Research where we go back and break down some of the foundational research about different fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). We hope after reading this post you […]
This post is a synopsis of the research presented in the article published in Human Reproduction by P.Frank-Herrmann et al. It is a post in a series entitled Featured Research where we go back and break down some of the foundational research about different fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). We hope after reading this post […]
This post is a synopsis of the research presented in the article published in Contraception by the Indian Council on Medical Research. It is a post in a series entitled Featured Research where we go back and break down some of the foundational research about different fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). We hope after reading […]