This reflection and summary of a research article was written by a future physician as part of a Georgetown University elective on fertility awareness. It highlights practical applications of charting the female cycle, a powerful tool underused by physicians and patients alike.
Whether they have benefited personally from using FABMs or learned about fertility awareness from their community or church, people like Deacon Patrick Sena keep FACTS moving forward. A retired engineer, he is a proud supporter of FACTS, and we are pleased to feature Deacon Sena and his family this month.
Fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) are true methods of family planning: women and couples can use them to avoid or achieve pregnancy. The variety of methods offer women choices, since some rely on different biomarkers. This interview with a woman demonstrates there is no perfect reason to use FABMs. Read more!
This summary of research introduces the various fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) that can be used effectively for family planning and offers reassuring news regarding the effect of ubiquitous stressors on rates of conception. Read more in this research summary by Thomas Pacheco!
As healthy, loving relationships are celebrated with gifts and chocolate today on Valentine’s Day, we are highlighting the importance of knowledge and communication about reproductive health and family planning in women’s health. While on the FACTS elective, Carrie Shadowen reviewed this pilot study about a timely and practical tool for women’s health conversations. Read more!
This interview with a user of the Billings Ovulation Method emphasizes the need to educate physicians in training about fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning. Studies show that women are increasingly interested in more natural alternatives for family planning and reliable ways to track their fertility and health. Read more!