“The current medical school curriculum places a large emphasis on pharmacological methods of birth control with less emphasis on education about infertility or alternative methods of family planning, including FABMs.”
“Understanding fertility as an indicator of health gives you full insight into what’s going on in your body. It helps you pay more attention to how you feel physically and emotionally. If I’ve had a stressful month, I can tell based on how my cycle is, and I can course correct a bit.”
“FABMs enable women to take note of the physiologic changes during their cycles and use that information to determine their fertility status on any given day. This study showed that women-picked Peak Days can be even more precise compared to experts or algorithms.”
This research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology by researchers Kimbal et al. analyzed the allopregnanolone-to-progesterone ratio across the menstrual cycle and in menopause. Deepa Manda, a former FACTS elective participant, summarized this 2020 study, discussed how allopregnanolone might connect to mental health, and noted that this hormone might one day become a part of the hormonal assessment done in various fertility awareness-based methods.
Endometriosis is a disease in which cells from the uterine endometrial lining are found outside the uterus in the pelvic or abdominal cavities.