Meet Kayla Iuliano, the newest FACTS Team Member! Kayla has joined the FACTS team as Conferences and Events Coordinator. An epidemiologist by trade, Kayla appreciates the scientific foundations behind fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), and also believes learning about fertility awareness and using FABMs can be an empowering experience for all women. Welcome to the team, Kayla – we are lucky to have you!
This year, we have featured a FACTS-trained speaker monthly to highlight the diversity and depth of knowledge of our talented pool of experts. Our series continues with Dr. Pearl Huang-Ramírez, a family physician and educator who is, quite literally, the reason FACTS exists. We know you will enjoy the story of how a simple conversation with Dr. Marguerite Duane, executive director and co-founder of FACTS, became the cornerstone of this important work.
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.
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.