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FACTS Speaker Feature: Sara Shaffer

FACTS Speaker Feature: Sara Shaffer

The FACTS speaker program has been an effective way to educate medical professionals about the science behind fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning. This year, we have enjoyed featuring a FACTS-trained speaker every month. Our series continues with Sara Shaffer, a certified nurse midwife and lactation consultant who also teaches the Marquette Model. Her passion for women’s health and knowledge of the science supporting fertility awareness-based methods are valuable assets in her role as a FACTS speaker.

Empowered through Fertility Awareness: A Patient Interview

Empowered through Fertility Awareness: A Patient Interview

This post features an interview with a patient who has used several fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for family planning and health monitoring. As with many women who choose to use FABMs, this patient has taken advantage of the strengths of different methods to meet her changing needs over time. Dr. Jackeline Chaparro Lorenzo conducted this interview as a medical student during a two-week online FACTS elective titled “Fertility Awareness and Family Planning.”

Differences in Fertility Knowledge: A Research Review

Differences in Fertility Knowledge: A Research Review

This post is reviews research published in 2014 in Fertility and Sterility titled, “Racial differences in fertility knowledge and awareness amongst reproductive age women in the U.S.” Dr. Danielle Wilkin wrote it during a two-week online elective through Georgetown University School of Medicine. The research points to the need for continued widespread education about reproductive health.

A Medical Student Learns the Facts Behind FABMs

A Medical Student Learns the Facts Behind FABMs

This interview with a patient exemplifies how these communications bring home to medical professionals the facts about fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), opening their eyes to the science and benefits, and leaving them thirsty for more. Natalie Santa-Pinter conducted the interview as a third-year medical student. Read more.

Meet the Team: Kayla Iuliano

Meet the Team: Kayla Iuliano

Meet Kayla Iuliano, the newest FACTS Team Member! Kayla has joined the FACTS team as Conferences and Events Coordinator. An epidemiologist by trade, Kayla appreciates the scientific foundations behind fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), and also believes learning about fertility awareness and using FABMs can be an empowering experience for all women. Welcome to the team, Kayla – we are lucky to have you!

The Value of Men’s Involvement with FABMs

The Value of Men’s Involvement with FABMs

June is Men’s Health Month and this week we feature an interview with a patient who has experienced the value of having a male partner fully invested in using fertility-awareness-based methods (FABMs) for family planning. Hannah Sinks, a second-year medical student, conducted this interview as part of a two-week online selective through Georgetown University.

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