25 Oct 2017

Newsweek’s uninformed freak-out over possible Trump administration policy on birth control

Reprinted below is part of the article FACTS co-founder Dr. Marguerite Duane authored in response to the recent Newsweek article perpetuating misinformation about fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). You can find the complete article over at the Washington Examiner. October 24, 2017 by Marguerite Duane, MD Newsweek is sounding the alarm that “The Trump administration […]

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), […]

01 Feb 2017

Intensive Brief Weight Loss Intervention Found to Improve Reproductive Outcomes

February 1, 2017 by Richard Fehring, PhD, RN   Obesity is a risk factor for infertility and is associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome, anovulatory cycles, and other ovarian dysfunctions. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends weight loss for women with a basal body index (BMI) of > 30kg/m2 and the American College […]

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 […]

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 […]

05 Feb 2016

Are FABMs effective, even during a Zika outbreak?

by Alison Contreras, PhD and Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA By now almost everyone has heard about Zika, the mosquito borne virus that is linked to microcephaly, a birth defect in which the baby develops a smaller than normal head. First discovered in Brazil, this virus has now been confirmed in the US.  Although the virus […]