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.
Our Meet the FACTS Advisory Council series continues this week as we introduce Dr. Lauren Gordon. Dr. Gordon has been involved with FACTS from the very beginning. Her passion for teaching the next generation of family physicians about women’s health and her commitment to global health enhance the work of FACTS and her support is crucial to the success of our organization.
This past weekend, the FACTS team hosted its first 2019 spring conference in Cleveland, Ohio. We are pleased to report the conference was a huge success! Hear what attendees are saying and learn how you can be a part of upcoming events!