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!
June is Men’s Health Month and this week we feature an interview with a patient who has experienced the value of having a male partner fully invested in using fertility-awareness-based methods (FABMs) for family planning. Hannah Sinks, a second-year medical student, conducted this interview as part of a two-week online selective through Georgetown University.
June is Men’s Health Month, and we are excited to feature a research review written by Jamil Hayden, a third-year medical student, that addresses gaps in education for men about fertility. The research was published in 2018 in Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences and is titled, “Can Reproductive Life Plan-based Counselling Increase Men’s Fertility Awareness?” Click to learn more.
To highlight National Infertility Awareness Week the last week of April, this month we will feature interviews and research about infertility and fertility awareness. This post reviews research published in 2018 titled, “Men’s expectations and experiences of fertility awareness assessment and counseling.” It was written by a fourth-year medical student as part of a two-week online elective taught by FACTS executive director, Dr. Marguerite Duane, at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
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.
During National Endometriosis Awareness Month, we write about two patients whose diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis was expedited by the use of charting and fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). Kylie Knoles-Barnett, a second year medical student, conducted this interview which illustrates the roadblocks some women encounter as they seek help. Medical professionals with expertise in FABMs have an expanded toolbox to support these women.