Fertility Awareness in the UK and Denmark: A Review of Research
This is a review of research published in 2016 titled, “A population-based survey on family intentions and fertility awareness in women and men in the United Kingdom and Denmark.” The research results affirm the need for fertility awareness education in Western developed countries. Read more!
An FABM User Becomes the Teacher: An Interview
Fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) are growing in popularity for family planning and for their clinical applications. Through this interview, Dr. Mara Penne met a user of multiple FABMs who then chose to become an instructor for the Fertility Education & Medical Management (FEMM), a sympto-hormonal method. Read more!
Pain Typology and Incident Endometriosis: A Review of Research
This is a review of research published in 2015 which aimed to define the different types of pain experienced by patients undergoing laparoscopy or laparotomy for a variety of indications and with no previous diagnosis of endometriosis. Read more of the summary by Dr. Julianna Cervino.
Predicting Ovulation Using Apps vs. Calendar Methods: A Review
This summary of research by Dr. Katelyn Myers offers thoughtful review and new insights into the utility of charting with fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), as well as warnings about potential pitfalls if relying on applications (apps) to predict ovulation. Read more on the blog!
Like Father, Like Son: A Physician’s Experience with FABMs
The unique story begins with a physician who learned about FABMs from his father, also a physician. The son then taught his wife about the method, which they used initially to avoid and, later, to achieve pregnancy. Along the way, they learned there’s a method for every season of one’s reproductive life. Read more!
Assessing Variability in Menstrual Cycles: A Research Review
This study summary by Dr. Alexa Chanos provides further evidence of the usefulness of charting the menstrual cycle to obtain daily data, some of which challenge long-held beliefs about the different phases of the female cycle. Read more!