Our Advisory Council series continues as we introduce Dr. Joseph Stanford, a family physician, professor, and researcher who has contributed to our success since the beginning. His experience and comprehensive approach to research and collaboration within the field of fertility awareness bring a unique and valuable perspective to our work at FACTS.
During National Infertility Awareness Week, we want to emphasize how fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) can facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of root causes of infertility in ways that cooperate with the body’s natural processes rather than suppress them. Read our interview with one couple’s unlikely journey to FABMs and how it helped them with undiagnosed infertility.
National Infertility Awareness Week is upon us and we are devoting the last two weeks of April to this common source of anguish and frustration for women and couples. Read here a synopsis of the article, “Achieving Pregnancy Using Primary Care Interventions to Identify the Fertile Window,” published originally in “Frontiers in Medicine” in 2018.
Our year-long series highlighting our Advisory Council members continues this month as we feature Dr. Kathleen Raviele and her contributions to our mission. Dr. Raviele, has trained in multiple fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) and has been uniquely equipped to assist women and couples throughout her career as an OB/Gyn physician. Read more of her story here.
The number of apps geared toward women’s health continues to rise, but few of them have been tested for efficacy. To this end, some companies and universities have partnered to set standard protocols for this growing field. One such partnership led to an efficacy study of the Dynamic Optimal Timing (DOT) fertility tracking application developed by Cycle Technologies. The ‘femtech’ industry is expected to be a fifty billion dollar industry by 2025; with apps used for family planning and health tracking, proof of efficacy is essential.
During National Endometriosis Awareness Month, we tell the story of how charting with a fertility awareness based method (FABM) helped in the diagnose and treatment of endometriosis, making it possible for a couple to conceive their first child. This interview with the couple is part of our series that highlights the reality of using FABMs, including benefits as well as challenges of the various methods.