WOW - Thank You!
We are humbled and impressed and so grateful to all of you who contributed to our 10th Anniversary Celebration campaign.
Thanks to YOU we exceeded our goal – raising over $20,000 in total – including our $10,000 match!
We are especially grateful to our faithful donors who pledged the $10,000 match, and we sincerely appreciate everyone’s continued support of FACTS during this challenging time. Through these combined efforts we can continue to develop and offer important and groundbreaking educational programming in fertility awareness and reproductive health, including our new online CME course, coming soon! And so we thank every one of you who not only continue to support FACTS financially but also through your encouragement, by sharing our social media posts, by reading and sharing our blog posts, participating in our CME conferences, telling others about our elective and webinars, and more!
YOU are the reason FACTS exists and we THANK YOU again for your generous support!
In this week’s research post we share an outstanding summary of an article that addresses the possible long-term consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents, which makes the prompt diagnosis and treatment of PCOS a priority in this age group.
Regardless of the various reasons why women choose to use fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), FACTS exists to educate medical professionals about the science behind FABMs. Since the inception of FACTS, our goal has been to share the evidence behind these versatile methods with practical applications not only in family planning but also in women’s health. This foundation and purpose are built into our very name: FACTS is the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science.
: In this conversation with a woman who began charting her cycles during the postpartum period, we see some of the shortcomings as well as strengths of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs). Dr. Daniel Ortiz spoke to a woman who has used an FABM successfully for several years and learned the importance of having expert support along the way.
Our research series continues with this review of a study published in 2020 in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine titled, “Low Bone Mineral Density in Elite Female Athletes with a History of Secondary Amenorrhea in their Teens.” Secondary amenorrhea in teenage girls can have long term implications. Teaching young girls, including elite athletes, how to chart their cycle could lead to earlier evaluation and diagnosis of possible etiologies at the root of this important symptom. Learn more.
Our FACTS Speaker feature posts highlight the diversity and expertise of our talented speakers. This month our series continues and we are delighted to introduce a friend of FACTS from Europe! Ronda Léchaire-Callahan, a Sympto-Thermal Method educator in Switzerland, relies on FACTS as a source of accurate information for her clients and trainees. Learn more about Ronda!
The post focuses on research in the field of fem tech and fertility awareness tracking apps. It is the first in our newly launched weekly series devoted exclusively to research and development in the field of fertility awareness and women’s reproductive health. We hope you will tune in each week to learn more! Today’s feature reviews a research study published in 2019 in “Fertility and Sterility” that summarizes and analyzes menstrual cycle data self-reported by more than 98,900 women via the Ovia Fertility mobile application-based period tracker.