A Brief History of Scientific Advances and Development of Natural or Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs): Part I
For more than a century, researchers have built upon one another’s pivotal foundations in the area of fertility awareness. Our two-part series provides perspective on how what started as a historical, cycle-length method of family planning (the calendar rhythm method) was simply one step toward the modern, prospective, symptom-based fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) available worldwide in 2018.
It’s Men’s Health Week! And we celebrate by highlighting a husband who recognizes a woman’s fertility is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be appreciated, valued, and respected.
While I initially selected a method and began charting because “I had to,” I have come to realize that I would have made the same decision regardless. Meet the newest FACTS Team Member, Jennifer Emmel!
Their medical team had ventured into the foothills of the Andes several hours west of the capital city of Quito to provide basic medicines and healthcare to those in need. However, what Dr. Garcia and his team learned in rural Ecuador wasn’t what they were expecting…
Mothers with knowledge about their fertility and how to chart their cycles can be the best teachers for their daughters. Education to self identify the fertile window, if it begins early—right at home—can equip a young woman for a lifetime of fertility awareness and improved health monitoring. Click to learn more.
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Read the research summary here of a Chilean study that looks at the effect of abstinence programs on teen pregnancy rates. The research is summarized by fourth-year medical student, Emily Krach. #NTPPM