Breast Cancer Subtypes and Breastfeeding: A Review of Research
This is a summary of research published in 2015 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute about breast cancer subtypes and breastfeeding. Dr. Elaine Cha reviewed and summarized the study while on the FACTS elective in fertility awareness. The first-of-its-kind study speaks to potential ways a history of breastfeeding may impact both prognosis and survival from breast cancer.
From Intellectual Curiosity to a Couple’s Transformation
This interview with a user of the Creighton Model summarizes the experience of a woman for whom using this fertility awareness-based method (FABM) and charting the female cycle made such a difference that she became an instructor of the Creighton Model. Dr. Shum Sin conducted the interview while on the FACTS elective in fertility awareness. Read more!
Venous Thrombotic Events, Hormonal Contraception, and FABMs: A Review of Research
October 13th is World Thrombosis Day, which provides an opportunity to raise awareness about this potentially life-threatening medical condition or complication. A research study published by Keenan et al in 2018 reviewed the literature assessing the risk of venous thrombotic events in women who choose hormonal
contraception. Dr. Natalie Gould’s summary of this important study discusses fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) as a reasonable, safe, and effective option for women who need or prefer a different approach for pregnancy prevention, health monitoring, and/or to diagnose and manage a variety of women’s health conditions.
FACTS Benefactor: Jeanine Murphy Morelli, MD
Since its launch over a decade ago, FACTS has relied on the generous support of our benefactors, who recognize the importance of fertility awareness and value the work of FACTS. This month, we are pleased to feature Jeanine Murphy Morelli, MD, a family physician in Stony Brook, NY. We are grateful for her contributions as an integral part of the FACTS Speaker program and for her ongoing support as a monthly donor of FACTS.
Healthcare Disparities and Risk of Miscarriage: A Review of Research
The month of October provides an opportunity to raise awareness about several important issues impacting women’s health, and FACTS will address each of these topics throughout the month. National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day will take place later this month, and we begin by raising awareness about disparities that affect Black women and their children disproportionately. Dr. Sarah Gebrezghi reviewed a 2013 study titled, “Risk of miscarriage among black women and white women in a U.S. Prospective Cohort Study.” Her summary of this important research includes a timely call to action.
A Passion for Fertility Awareness: A Patient Interview
Fertility awareness-based methods are another resource of empowerment, education, and understanding that women can utilize to align their life goals with healthy, self-aware mindsets. This creatively written interview describes the many benefits of discovering fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for a young couple. This discovery led to a woman empowered with education, a growing family, and a new career in fertility awareness. Read more!