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 […]

29 Apr 2017

The Role of Generalists in Infertility Management

April 28th, 2017 by Brienne Poole Over one million women in the United States have reported issues with infertility [1]. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after >12 consecutive months of unprotected sexual intercourse, and it can cause major distress for couples attempting to achieve pregnancy. Many women present to their primary care […]

28 Mar 2017

Past Use of Oral Contraceptives Associated with Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis

March 28, 2017 by Richard Fehring, PhD, RN Background Research evidence is mixed as to whether the use of oral hormonal contraceptives (OC) can cause or facilitate endometriosis. Part of the reason for the mixed results is that, in previous studies, the extent of the endometriosis was not histologically staged and reasons for use of […]

18 Jan 2017

What your cervix is telling you – Part 2: The “Everyday Janes”

Happy #CervicalHealthMonth! In celebration and solidarity with those promoting women’s health worldwide, we continue our series on cervical health. Read on to learn more about all that a healthy cervix can do every day and why labeling its work a mere “cervical discharge” doesn’t do it justice. January 19th, 2017 by Sarah Murray, MD In […]

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 […]

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 […]

03 Mar 2016

How do fertility awareness based methods affect couple intimacy?

This post is a synopsis of the research presented in the article published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 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 you […]

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