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The Lactational Amenorrhea Method: An Interview with a Couple

August is National Breastfeeding Month! In this week’s post, Leanna Mantella, a 4th year medical student, shares her interview with a couple that was thrilled to learn about the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) when other options for family planning did not meet their needs. Read more here.

Assessing Fertility Awareness: A Research Review

In this week’s post, Dr. Macy Rupprecht reviews the study “What do people know about fertility? A systematic review on fertility awareness and its associated factors.” The study brings to light various factors that may impact the effectiveness of fertility awareness education and guide future research.

Introducing FACTS Advisory Council Member: Pamela A. Vnenchak, MD

Our Advisory Council series continues this week as we introduce Dr. Pamela Vnenchak, a board-certified family physician and the new program director of the Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Like many medical professionals who first learn about FABMs, she was cautiously curious initially, allowing the science and solid data to spur her curiosity into further research. Learn more about Dr. Vnenchak here!

Effectiveness of the Marquette Method Online System: A Review

In this article, Dr. Natalie Corrilo reviews research originally published in 2017 by Fehring, et al in the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing titled, “Effectiveness of a Natural Family Planning Service Program.” The study sought to determine and compare extended use-effectiveness of the Marquette Method online system among women seeking to avoid pregnancy.

Fertility and the Female Cycle: An Interview with a Couple

This interview is part of our series highlighting the reality, benefits, and challenges of using fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). Makenzie Hamilton, DO conducted the interview which brings to light the struggle of infertility experienced by one couple and how fertility awareness empowered and impacted their journey.

A Lifetime with FABMs

While in medical school and as part of the FACTS online elective, Dr. Ana Maria Dumitru conducted this interview with a couple that used several different fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) over more than thirty years, including the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) while breastfeeding. The interview is part of our series highlighting the benefits and challenges of FABMs through the experiences of diverse users.

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