FACTS Benefactor: Luis Garcia, MD
At FACTS, we are welcoming the New Year by featuring a physician who has believed in and supported the work of FACTS for over a decade, beginning as a medical student! Dr. Luis Garcia is a family physician with a heart to serve communities and populations that remain underrepresented and underserved, both in the United States and abroad. Read more about FACTS benefactor Dr. Luis Garcia.
Empowering Individuals through Fertility Awareness
Cervical Health Awareness Month January 3, 2022 By Courtney Wechsler, MD Empowering Individuals through Fertility Awareness Editor’s Note: Two events are central markers of both female health and fertility: the production of fertile cervical mucus and...
25 Years of Success with the Sympto-Thermal Method: An Interview
This interview is a celebration of the joy and peace that using fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) can bring to individuals, couples, and families. This patient story points to the various ways FABMs can enrich people’s health, relationships, and families. Read more!
Mobile Apps to Assess Menstrual Health: A Summary of Research
As technology becomes simpler and more accessible to women who wish to monitor their reproductive health, previous assumptions and long-held facts about the menstrual cycle continue to be challenged and, at times, debunked. As more women learn how to chart their cycles and new research is conducted with the daily data made possible through charting, the sky is the limit as to what can be learned about the female cycle. Read more in this review of the research!
Persevering with FABMs: One Couple’s Experience with the Creighton Model
This interview with a user of the Creighton Model provides an example of a fertility awareness-based method (FABM) that is a true form of family planning, as it enables couples to use it to avoid or achieve pregnancy. Beyond family planning, the woman’s story also highlights the clinical applications of this versatile method. Read more!
Metformin and Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with PCOS: A Review of Research
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is not only extremely common but it also has significant implications for a woman’s fertility and overall health. While on the FACTS elective as a fourth-year medical student, Daniel Murphy reviewed a study which highlights the complex nature of this condition and the need for ongoing research to improve diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes in PCOS.