As we get ready to welcome a new year, we pause to reflect on the positive impact our work has had in the lives of young medical professionals. This week, read as we highlight some of this impact by sharing how FACTS enriched the lives of medical students and residents in 2018.
Our senior writer and editor, Dr. Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, recently wrote “The Hidden Power of A Woman’s Fertility”, for Endow. In the article she responds to what she feels is the most misunderstood aspect of fertility and shares more reasons why FACTS exists. Read more here.
In this interview we highlight the benefits of FABMs for family planning as seen through the experiences of one couple and the physician who worked with them to learn and apply the methods. Although FABMs may not be for everyone, studies show that most women who hear about these modern, safe, evidence-based methods are curious and want to learn more. Once educated, many women choose to try one of the methods, appreciate learning about their bodies and fertility, and feel empowered and healthier.
The Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University Medical Center has contributed to family planning research since 1985, when it was founded to address family planning gaps around the world. The IRH has helped develop effective modern calendar methods of family planning based on solid research. This week we share a medical student’s summary of research published in 2000 about one such simple, inexpensive natural method of family planning that was highly acceptable among users.
Over the next week, our nation pauses in gratitude to remember the many blessings in our lives for which we are thankful. At FACTS, we want to express our gratitude by highlighting some of our financial benefactors. As a non-profit organization, we are funded by the generous gifts of our supporters and fueled by their energy for and dedication to the important work we do! Thank you – we truly couldn’t do it without you!
Only 3-6% of OB/Gyn and Family Medicine physicians are knowledgeable about modern FABMs! At FACTS it is our mission to close this and many other GAPS in Women’s reproductive health. But, we need your help to succeed! Your support can have a profound effect – Help us Close the GAP today!