22 Dec 2016

Using electronic hormone measurement in an FABM – The Marquette Method

For this week’s Featured Research we have a review of Richard Fehring’s Efficacy of Cervical mucus Observations plus Electronic Hormonal Fertility Monitoring as a Method of Natural Family Planning.  Please click through to the article for a complete description of the original study. December 22, 2016 by Daliha Aqbal The Marquette Method is a fertility […]

15 Dec 2016

Amplified risks from contraception for teens – but can they chart?

As we understand the side effects of hormonal birth control more and more, physicians should naturally be concerned with how to incorporate this information into their practice. Why are teens affected so differently? Should teen health be treated the same way as a mature female adult? A great place to start is to consider what are the needs of the patient.

17 Nov 2016

The pill and other hormonal contraception linked to depression: A case for informed consent

November 17, 2016 by Alison Contreras, PhD, FCP Last month an article in JAMA Psychiatry caused waves when it revealed what many users of hormonal birth control have long suspected: a link between hormonal contraception use and depression [1,2]. This news has reopened the conversation about how physicians should counsel patients about their reproductive health […]

16 Sep 2016

Learning from experience: An interview with Dr. Althoff about FABMs

Why don’t more doctors teach their patients about FABMs? What are the biggest barriers for women learning to chart? A doctor answers these questions and more. by Alison Contreras, PhD. Time and time again, the same questions come up after we give our FACTS Intro to Fertility and Family Planning presentation: “Great, now that I […]

12 Sep 2016

Debunking myths about FABMs with Dr. Duane

FACTS co-founder Dr. Duane was recently interviewed by Verily magazine about some of the misconceptions surrounding fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) of family planning. Verily is a woman’s lifestyle magazine that “empowers and inspires women to be the best version of themselves”, and regularly features articles answering common questions women have about their health. Over […]

27 Aug 2016

Two Perspectives, One Conclusion: A Five-Country Study of the Ovulation Method

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 […]

28 Jul 2016

Can FABMs help infertile couples conceive? – Featured Research

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 […]

07 Jul 2016

New Research: Rating of Fertility Apps for Avoiding Pregnancy

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 […]

30 Jun 2016

New Fertility App Study – Coming Soon!

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 […]

09 Mar 2016

Updates on the Student Ambassador Program – Spring 2016

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 […]

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