Become a Member

FACTS is a collaborative of medical professionals, educators and supporters. We are committed to educating our colleagues and clients about fertility and ways to monitor a woman’s cycle for the purposes of family planning and health maintenance. Our success to date is due to the dedication of our members and their willingness to work together to share the best evidence supporting the use of natural or fertility awareness based methods of family planning. We invite you to become a part of our diverse team of people who are passionate about teaching others the FACTS about fertility appreciation.

Membership benefits include on-line continuing medical education and professional development, members’ only web-site access and discounts for FACTS conferences.

Members are expected to support our mission and vision, and work with us to help us achieve the goals of our organization. FACTS has developed a statement of principles that guide our work. Our members come from diverse backgrounds, and as such, are asked to employ the Principles of Dialogue.

Join our Speaking Bureau

No need to reinvent the wheel. Attend a FACTS Speaker Training and we will provide the presentation to help educate your colleagues about Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs). Identify your availability and we will connect you with local speaking opportunities. Speaker trainings are held yearly in Washington, DC and other locations upon request. Contact us for more information.

Become a Preceptor

Are you a medical professional trained in natural or fertility awareness based method (FABMs) of family planning? Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with integrating FABMs into women’s health care with future health professionals?

If so, please,  join our team of FACTS Preceptors!

Attend our Online Webinars

Information for your patients

Available in English and Spanish

FACTS has developed one-page educational handouts on each evidence-based method. These handouts, available in both English and Spanish, can be downloaded and reproduced to give your patients helpful information about the individual method options.

Billings Ovulation Method: English | Spanish

Creighton FertilityCare Method: English | Spanish

Two Day Method: English | Spanish

Sympto-Thermal Method: English | Spanish

FEMM: English | Spanish

Marquette Model: English | Spanish

Standard Days Method: English | Spanish

Lactational Amenorrhea Method: English | Spanish

Online Webinars

One benefit of professional membership includes access to 1 online CME webinar a year. Participants will learn about the scientific basis and physiology of FABMs, what methods are available, and what method might be best for a given patient population. Effectiveness rates for avoiding or achieving pregnancy will also be covered. Register for membership below in order to access this presentation for credit.

FAQs

Who is involved in FACTS?

FACTS was founded in 2010 by two family physicians, Dr. Marguerite Duane and Dr. Bob Motley, in order to help spread evidence based information about fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) amongst their colleagues. Since then, many more people have joined FACTS, which is a collaborative project under the umbrella of the Family Medicine Education Consortium or FMEC. Healthcare professionals make up the majority of our group, including family physicians, obstetrician/gynecologists, pediatricians, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents, and students. We also have a number of researchers, natural family planning and fertility awareness educators, and women and men who use each of the various methods.

We are a diverse group of individuals united by a common goal: to share the best evidence available with health care colleagues so they can educate women and men about their fertility, empower them to make more informed choices about family planning, and enable women to collaborate with their physicians to better monitor and manage their reproductive health. We invite you to become a part of our diverse team of people who are passionate about teaching others the FACTS about fertility appreciation by joining today.

 

What are some resources for teaching patients in Spanish?

The Billings Ovulation Method® (BOM) has educational materials available in Spanish, as well as numerous Spanish speaking teachers in the US, which can be located via their web-site.

Family of the America’s has developed a program to teach a method very similar to the Billings Ovulation Method by comparing a woman’s fertility to the natural fertility of the earth. The program has been translated into a number of different languages including Spanish and has been used effectively to teach women and men with very low health literacy.

SymptoPro and Couple to Couple League offer their materials in Spanish for women or couples interested in learning the sympto-thermal method.  There are a limited number of Spanish instructors, depending on your location.

The Marquette web-site also has materials available in Spanish.