31 Dec 2015

Start charting your menstrual cycles, ACOG recommends

by Alison Contreras, PhD, FCP In a new statement endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics last week, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that young girls and adolescents start following signs of their fertility by charting their menstrual periods. The article notes, “By including this information with the other vital signs […]

17 Nov 2015

FABM Training Opportunities for Physicians and Students – Billings Ovulation Method

We wanted to share about two FABM training opportunities available now for those wanting to learn how to teach the Billings method of fertility awareness. Keep reading for more information about how to get this training if you are a physician or a medical student! What is the Billings Ovulation Method? It is the simplest […]

25 Sep 2015

Introducing our Student Ambassador Program!

The Fertility Appreciation Collaborative (FACTS) is looking for students across the nation to be part of our Student Ambassador Program, to work within their communities to educate about fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). Will you join us? What’s In It for You? Expand your Clinical Toolbox: Learn about and become trained to teach natural methods […]

29 May 2015

A Medical Update on FABMS: For Physicians

Did you know, only 3% to 6% of physicians have accurate knowledge about the effectiveness rates of fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) of family planning. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of educational opportunities for physicians, students and other health care professionals to learn about how these methods work, their effectiveness for family planning and the positive impact they may […]

05 May 2015

Where is FACTS having an impact?

FACTS was founded under the umbrella of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc. (FMEC), a medical education organization primarily focused in the northeast region of the United States. The FMEC acts as a catalyst and convener connecting those interested in improving the health of their communities by strengthening family medicine and medical education. Although FACTS […]

20 Apr 2015

When and why did FACTS begin?

In the spring of 2010, Dr. Duane offered an introductory course on fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) to a select group of first year medical students at Georgetown University. The response was overwhelmingly positive with students sharing the following feedback about the class:   “This was, by far, the best class I have taken at […]

01 Apr 2015

Who is FACTS?

FACTS was founded in 2010 by two family physicians, Dr. Marguerite Duane and Dr. Bob Motley, in order to help spread evidence based information about fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) amongst their colleagues. Since then, many more people have joined FACTS, which is a collaborative project under the umbrella of the Family Medicine Education Consortium […]

11 Mar 2015

What is FACTS?

Welcome to the FACTS blog! We are delighted you are interested in learning more, so “What is FACTS?” The Fertility Appreciation Collaborative is a group of physicians, health care professionals, and educators working together to Teach the Science of natural or fertility awareness based methods of family planning.  The term natural family planning (NFP) may be […]