13 Jan 2016

A letter to healthcare professionals

by Amylynn Smith In the Spring of 2011, after numerous blood tests and countless doctors visits, my nurse practitioner looked at me and said, “I don’t know why you aren’t getting your period. I know you may not want to take birth control pills again but at this point I don’t have anything else to […]

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 […]

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 […]