FACTS is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month by highlighting benefits of breastfeeding and its impact on fertility and family planning. This overview of lactational amenorrhea is the first of a series written by Katie Douglas, an intern with FACTS this summer.
This post features the summary of a research article titled Enrollment, Childbearing Motivations, and Intentions of Couples in the Creighton Model Effectiveness, Intentions, and Behaviors Assessment (CEIBA) Study.
Mothers with knowledge about their fertility and how to chart their cycles can be the best teachers for their daughters. Education to self identify the fertile window, if it begins early—right at home—can equip a young woman for a lifetime of fertility awareness and improved health monitoring. Click to learn more.
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Read the research summary here of a Chilean study that looks at the effect of abstinence programs on teen pregnancy rates. The research is summarized by fourth-year medical student, Emily Krach. #NTPPM
April 23 – 29 is National Infertility Awareness Week. At FACTS, we have good news to share with those who struggle with infertility and feel their only hope lies in costly and risky technologies. Read our recent research summary and learn more about how charting the female cycle can provide a safe and effective alternative to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to diagnose and manage infertility.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. At FACTS, we recognize the impact this condition has on girls and women of reproductive age, including possible implications for future fertility. Read more research findings here about long-term outcomes after complete laparoscopic excision in teenagers.