: Given May is Mental Health Awareness month, we are continuing to feature summaries of research related to the various ways fertility and infertility intersect with psychiatric, mental and emotional wellbeing — in this instance the intergenerational health of children born to mothers with maternal polycystic ovary syndrome.
As part of National Women’s Health Week and Mental Health Awareness Month, we are continuing to highlight how fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) can give women the agency to understand and navigate their own menstrual cycles.
Meet Lilianna* and her husband, Steve*, one of many couples that have struggled with infertility. Initially, they wanted to avoid pregnancy without using hormonal methods, so they solely relied on barrier methods such as condoms.
As we continue our series on infertility, this patient interview sheds light on the struggles, hopes, and valuable lessons learned as couples try to conceive.
Executive Director’s Note: Stefanie Navarette shares an enlightening interview that explores the connection between hormones and seizures, as well as the role a fertility awareness-based method can play in pinpointing the cause.
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!