Most women understand that with increasing age, their ability to have children decreases. Nevertheless, women are electing to begin their childbearing years later in life. The surprising results of a 2017 cohort study, summarized by Dr. Tarah Kuhn, warrants further research while providing valuable insight for clinical practice in the use of contemporary biomarkers to assess ovarian reserve and predict fecundability. Read more!
The importance of normalizing ovulation for women with PCOS has been recognized, and this review of research describes the various options to achieve regular ovulation while minimizing side effects. Notably, charting the menstrual cycle alongside the use of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) is a safe, effective approach to not only recognize anovulation early on but also aid in restoring ovulation and normal cycles in women with PCOS. Read more!
Patient stories provide powerful testimony to the medical applications of FABMs and how they can be used in diagnosing common reproductive issues women face. Karla Marie García Ortiz conducted this interview during the FACTS elective for medical professional students, Fertility Awareness for Family Planning. Hear from one patient in this inspiring story how FABMs helped Sarah discover PCOS and how restorative reproductive medicine is helping her overcome infertility challenges.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescence poses diagnostic and treatment challenges. This research review offers important perspectives for the evaluation and treatment of this condition while emphasizing the central role of ovulation as a marker of health in adolescence and beyond. After reviewing the salient aspects of the article, Dr. Emily Allen discusses the role of FABMs in the management of PCOS.
This is a fascinating interview with Dr. Lynn Keenan, a board-certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician in Fresno, California. She is the director of the UCSF Fresno Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program and a leader within the growing field of fertility awareness. Dr. Keenan has found multiple ways to apply FABMs to her practice, and describes surprising links between PCOS and sleep disorders. Read more in this PCOS Awareness Month feature.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is an important condition that all medical professionals who care for women should understand. It is estimated that between 5 and 20% of women suffer from PCOS. Dr. Jeremy Lickteig summarized the 2018 article titled, “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome” that was published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and discusses how fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) can help identify and manage root causes of PCOS to aid in restoring fertility. Read more!