This is a review of research published in 2010 in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology titled, “Natural Family Planning: Physicians’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice.” Learning about biomarkers of fertility that tell the story of what’s occurring hormonally inside her body provides information that can impact a woman’s health—even beyond its applications for family planning. For physicians, FABMs do triple duty as practical tools in family planning that also aid in the diagnosis and treatment of common conditions affecting women while providing ways for them to monitor their reproductive and general health.
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!
We have kicked off our end-of-year campaign to give students the priceless Gift of Knowledge!
Educating students is the first step in training a new generation of medical professionals who recognize fertility as healthy and normal. Give students the gift of knowledge by donating today!
This interview with a user of fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) is part of our series that highlights the reality of using FABMs, including benefits as well as challenges of the various methods. Dr. Macy Rupprecht conducted this interview – a hopeful example of a couple that benefited from an FABM as a powerful adjunct to not only diagnose the root cause behind infertility but also to restore fertility.