Ms. M is a woman in her fifties who has used FABMs since her late twenties as her primary method for birth control and family planning. After experiencing intolerable side effects with oral contraceptive pills, she developed an interest in FABMs. Read more about how Ms. M came to the decision to use FABMs and how fertility awareness has affected her life.
Most women who hear about modern, evidence-based methods of fertility awareness are intrigued and want to learn more. Once educated, many women choose to try a method, discover they learn a great deal about their bodies and fertility, and benefit in many other ways, feeling empowered and healthier. These patient interviews by a 4th year medical student highlight some of the versatility and many applications of FABMs.
Have you ever wondered what are the best markers of ovulation? Or what marks the end of the fertile window? This research summary, written by Dr. Shelly Capps, will shed some light.
In our most recent post, 2nd year medical student, Kellie Wo interviews a couple who struggled early on while using the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM), yet persevered. Their end result is part of the beauty of FABMs.
September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. In this post, fourth-year med student, Chris Galletti, details the story of one patient to help illustrate how practical applications of FABMs can help diagnose, treat, and manage medical conditions like PCOS.
This is the last article in our month-long series on breastfeeding, fertility, and family planning. In this post we had the opportunity to journey back with Sheila Kippley, co-founder with her husband, John, of NFP International, to learn the history of Ecological Breastfeeding.