Our ongoing series talking with couples detailing their experiences using FABMs, continues here with this interview conducted by Matthew Thigpen, a 4th year medical student. In this piece, the couple featured highlights some of the benefits and challenges they faced while learning and using the Billings Ovulation Method. Click to learn more.
“Too old to have children? Lessons from natural fertility populations.” With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we remind women and couples hoping to conceive that fertility awareness can play a crucial role in achieving pregnancy. This research summary provides insight into a subject of increasing interest and concern for women who delay childbearing while highlighting the need for more research and education in this area.
Our Advisory Council series continues as we introduce Dr. Joseph Stanford, a family physician, professor, and researcher who has contributed to our success since the beginning. His experience and comprehensive approach to research and collaboration within the field of fertility awareness bring a unique and valuable perspective to our work at FACTS.
National Infertility Awareness Week is upon us and we are devoting the last two weeks of April to this common source of anguish and frustration for women and couples. Read here a synopsis of the article, “Achieving Pregnancy Using Primary Care Interventions to Identify the Fertile Window,” published originally in “Frontiers in Medicine” in 2018.
Our year-long series highlighting our Advisory Council members continues this month as we feature Dr. Kathleen Raviele and her contributions to our mission. Dr. Raviele, has trained in multiple fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) and has been uniquely equipped to assist women and couples throughout her career as an OB/Gyn physician. Read more of her story here.
The number of apps geared toward women’s health continues to rise, but few of them have been tested for efficacy. To this end, some companies and universities have partnered to set standard protocols for this growing field. One such partnership led to an efficacy study of the Dynamic Optimal Timing (DOT) fertility tracking application developed by Cycle Technologies. The ‘femtech’ industry is expected to be a fifty billion dollar industry by 2025; with apps used for family planning and health tracking, proof of efficacy is essential.