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.
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.
The FACTS Advisory Council consists of a talented and diverse group of individuals whose guidance and support are essential to the success of our organization. Being a member of our Advisory Council is a voluntary position and all their work with FACTS is a generous contribution of time and expertise. Each month, we have featured an Advisory Council member to highlight their unique contributions to our mission. Our series continues this week with Theresa Hardy, PhD, RN, whose experience in research, expertise in the Marquette Method, and knowledge of the latest “Fem-Tech” (female technology) are just a few of the reasons we are thrilled to welcome her to the FACTS team.
The FACTS Advisory Council consists of a talented and diverse group of individuals whose guidance and support are essential to the success of our organization. Being a member of our Advisory Council is a voluntary position and all their work with FACTS is a generous contribution of time and expertise. Each month, we have featured an Advisory Council member to highlight their unique contributions to our mission. Our series continues with Geraldine Matus, PhD, who founded the Justisse Method in 1987 and has served on the FACTS Advisory Council since its inception.
2019 was a rewarding and fruitful year for us at FACTS. We are so thankful for our dedicated team, our generous benefactors, and the medical professionals and students with whom we work each day to increase awareness of the science of fertility awareness! Click here to read a few highlights of 2019 and our plans for 2020.
Multiple studies have shown that fertility-related knowledge among the general public and medical trainees is quite low. Knowledge gaps have been found to be especially large regarding the effect of age on fertility and the extent to which lifestyle affects one’s fertility. In this post, medical student Joi Spaulding reviews a study published in 2017 in “Fertility and Sterility” focused on low fertility awareness among reproductive-age women and medical trainees.
Our Month of Giving campaign focused on giving medical students The Gift of Knowledge ends this week. Your support will help FACTS as we seek to bring accurate, up-to-date evidence-based information about FABMs to more medical professionals, women, and couples, and we thank you in advance for your support!