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May 14-15, 2021 | Virtual CME Conference

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Fertility Awareness – Expanding Care for Women’s Health

On the heels of the success of our fall 2020 two-day CME virtual conference, we are excited to announce the details for our 2021 event. We are looking forward to this year’s virtual conference as an opportunity to connect with one another, to learn more about fertility awareness, and to explore timely topics in women’s reproductive health together. Expand your toolbox and join us in May!  Click here for more details and registration information.

 

Conference highlights will include:

• FABM overview and their applications for:
– Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
– Dysmenorrhea
– Thyroid Dysfunction
– Infertility
– Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
– Adolescence and Body Literacy

• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
• Fem Tech – NeoFertility and FEMM
• Functional Medicine in Women’s Health and FABMs
• Extensive Q&A with our expert panels
CME Credit*

*The AAFP has reviewed Fertility Awareness: Expanding Care for Women’s Health and deemed it acceptable for up to 14.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 05/06/2021 to 05/15/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Click Here to Download the Full Conference Agenda

 

YOU are the reason FACTS exists and we look forward to seeing you this May!

Join us for our 2021 Virtual CME Conference
The Relationship Between Stress and PMS

The Relationship Between Stress and PMS

Mental Health Awareness Month. A standardized assessment of stress and common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) would elicit a clearer understanding of the correlation between them. This is one of the conclusions of a meta-analysis published by Lee and Im in 2016 in Health Care for Women International, titled, “Stress and Premenstrual Symptoms in Reproductive-Aged Women.” Anastasia Bjelopetrovich reviewed the research while on the fertility awareness elective taught by FACTS through Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her interesting summary opens this month’s series to raise awareness about the intersection between common gynecologic conditions, fertility, and mental health.

A Curse Broken: A Healing Conversation about FABMs

A Curse Broken: A Healing Conversation about FABMs

FACTS Infertility Awareness Series. Saarah Chaudhri recently completed the FACTS elective on fertility awareness, and when given the opportunity to interview someone with experience with fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), she chose to speak with her mother. The courageous and poignant article she wrote to summarize their astonishing conversation sheds light on the significant impact of cultural factors on reproductive health.

Depression Among Infertile Women in Nigeria

Depression Among Infertile Women in Nigeria

FACTS Infertility Awareness Series. Our series on infertility continues this week with review of a research study titled, “Depression among infertile women in Ogbomosoland,” published by Oladeji and OlaOlorun in 2017. The article was reviewed by fourth-year medical student, Jeong Lee, while on the FACTS elective.

Double Standards Toward Fertility Awareness-Based Methods

Double Standards Toward Fertility Awareness-Based Methods

FACTS Infertility Awareness Series. This is an interview with a physician who incorporates fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) and NaProTechnology in his obstetrics and gynecology (OB-Gyn) practice. Dr. Scott Cooper conducted the interview, part of this month’s Infertility Awareness Series, since the approach used by this OB-Gyn physician has important applications in the evaluation and treatment of infertility.

Stress and Its Impact on Infertility: A Research Review

Stress and Its Impact on Infertility: A Research Review

FACTS Infertility Awareness Series. Our month long series on infertility continues by examining the impact of stress on infertility. While participating in the FACTS online elective, Michal Dusza summarized a research article published in 2018 in Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience by Rooney and Domar titled, “The relationship between stress and infertility.” Dusza’s synopsis of their research focuses on the article’s review of psychiatric disorders associated with infertility treatment involving assisted reproductive technology (ART), and whether the symptoms impact the outcome of treatment.

Lifestyle Factors and their Impact on Fertility: A Review

Lifestyle Factors and their Impact on Fertility: A Review

FACTS Infertility Awareness Series. Our series to raise awareness and share the FACTS about infertility continues by examining the impact of lifestyle factors on fertility in both men and women. Heidi Bau summarized the 2013 article published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics by Petraglia et al titled, “The changing prevalence of infertility.” Her review ends by discussing the use of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) in the workup and management of infertility.

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