Behavior change has been an essential element of the infection control measures employed to combat the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic. Everywhere viral activity and disease prevalence are directly related to the consistency with which these strategies have been instituted and maintained. Accurate information, prudent guidelines and practices have been necessary to keep people safe. Compliance and behavior change have been crucial interventions to ensure the health of the public. So how does this relate to the effectiveness and practical applications of fertility awareness based methods (FABMs)? It relates in every way. Read more.
To highlight National Infertility Awareness Week the last week of April, this month we will feature interviews and research about infertility and fertility awareness. This post reviews research published in 2018 titled, “Men’s expectations and experiences of fertility awareness assessment and counseling.” It was written by a fourth-year medical student as part of a two-week online elective taught by FACTS executive director, Dr. Marguerite Duane, at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
We are proud to feature a FACTS-trained speaker every month to highlight the diversity, depth of knowledge, and expertise of our talented pool of speakers. This month we feature Kimberly Vacca, MD, a pediatrician committed to educating her colleagues and patients about the benefits of charting the female cycle and learning about FABMs.
This week’s interview with a patient begins with a common story of a frustrating search for answers while struggling with Endometriosis but highlights the reality that promising outcomes are becoming more frequent. It also highlights an exciting discovery: FABMS and charting may serve as early diagnostic tools in the often-long road to answers and effective treatment for women with endometriosis. FACTS is also offering access to a FREE webinar – check it out here.
During National Endometriosis Awareness Month, we write about two patients whose diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis was expedited by the use of charting and fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). Kylie Knoles-Barnett, a second year medical student, conducted this interview which illustrates the roadblocks some women encounter as they seek help. Medical professionals with expertise in FABMs have an expanded toolbox to support these women.
The FACTS Speaker Series: In 2013, FACTS began to train speakers to provide the presentations we create specifically to share the science of fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) with medical professionals, students, and the public. Since our first training, we have equipped more than 90 speakers to share the FACTS in their universities, training programs, hospitals, clinics, and communities throughout the US and internationally.
In 2020, we will feature a FACTS-trained Speaker every month to highlight the diversity and depth of knowledge and expertise of our talented pool of speakers. Our series begins this week with Luis García, MD, a family physician who cares for the Spanish-speaking community of York, PA. Dr. García grew up learning about fertility awareness from his parents, who used it to teach “sex-ed.” Since then, he has had a passion for sharing the message of fertility awareness with friends and family as well as his patients.