25 Aug 2017

Assessing Medical Student Knowledge of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods – A Review

August 25, 2017 By Rachel Burch Testing Medical Student Knowledge A recent study published in the Journal of Frontiers in Medicine highlights how medical students and physicians lack adequate knowledge when it comes to fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) for family planning. Because most medical schools don’t include a specified curriculum and/or advanced discussion about […]

17 May 2017

Addressing Criticisms: A Call for Clarity about the Effectiveness Rates for Individual FABMs

May 17th, 2017 The FACTS/ Natural Womanhood petition asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to change its approach to reporting effectiveness rates of FABMs is getting noticed. One response in a May 4, 2017 blog post by Chelsea Polis, a reproductive health epidemiologist with particular interest in fertility awareness based methods (FABMs), […]

03 May 2017

Petition the CDC: Women and medical professionals need accurate information on family planning

May 3rd, 2017 When Noelle and her husband, parents of three, decided that they wanted to delay another pregnancy, she was put on “the shot,” at her doctor’s suggestion. Quickly, she gained weight and became depressed, moody and angry. Was there no other solution for Noelle? There was, there is: highly effective family planning options […]

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.

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 […]

23 Feb 2016

Sexual behavior and the efficacy of the Sympto-thermal method – Featured Research

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 […]

22 Jan 2016

Effective ways to avoid pregnancy: An introduction to fertility awareness-based methods of family planning

This post is a brief synopsis of the article published in Osteopathic Family Physician by Manhart et al. It’s also the first post in a series we’re calling Featured Research, where we revisit a foundational research article in the field of fertility awareness.  If you’re inspired to read the study in its entirety, please do! […]

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 […]

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