A Medical Student’s Experience with FABMs

In this week’s post, a medical student summarizes her experience with fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). Her insights as a medical student, well versed in fertility awareness from personal use, offer a unique perspective on the benefits and challenges of FABMs and the need to incorporate this important topic into the medical school curriculum.

Metabolic Syndrome and Male Fertility

It’s Men’s Health Week! In this week’s post, 3rd year family medicine resident, Jason Faucheux, DO, summarizes a just published important study titled “Metabolic Syndrome and Male Fertility.” Published last month in The World Journal of Men’s Health, the study notes a global decrease in birth rates alongside a rising prevalence of metabolic syndrome worldwide, and assesses the relationship between metabolic syndrome and male reproductive health.

Introducing FACTS Advisory Council Member: Abby Crowley, EdD

Our Advisory Council series continues as we introduce Dr. Abby Crowley, a lifelong educator who recently completed service in the U.S. Peace Corps training college faculty in the Philippines. A strong proponent of fertility awareness education, her enthusiasm, encouragement, and skills in developing educational materials for professionals have been valuable assets supporting the mission of FACTS.

The Sympto-Thermal Method: An Interview with a Couple

This week’s interview with a couple is part of a FACTS series that highlights the reality of using fertility awareness based methods (FABMs), including benefits and challenges of the various methods. A medical student who is now a medical doctor conducted this interview with a couple and their experience using the Sympto-Thermal Method.

The Billings Ovulation Method: An Interview with a Couple

Our ongoing series talking with couples detailing their experiences using FABMs, continues here with this interview conducted by Matthew Thigpen, a 4th year medical student. In this piece, the couple featured highlights some of the benefits and challenges they faced while learning and using the Billings Ovulation Method. Click to learn more.

How Old is Too Old to Conceive? A Summary of Research Findings

“Too old to have children? Lessons from natural fertility populations.” With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we remind women and couples hoping to conceive that fertility awareness can play a crucial role in achieving pregnancy. This research summary provides insight into a subject of increasing interest and concern for women who delay childbearing while highlighting the need for more research and education in this area.

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