This interview is part of our series highlighting the reality, benefits, and challenges of using fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). Makenzie Hamilton, DO conducted the interview which brings to light the struggle of infertility experienced by one couple and how fertility awareness empowered and impacted their journey.
During National Endometriosis Awareness Month, we tell the story of how charting with a fertility awareness based method (FABM) helped in the diagnose and treatment of endometriosis, making it possible for a couple to conceive their first child. This interview with the couple is part of our series that highlights the reality of using FABMs, including benefits as well as challenges of the various methods.
In this interview we highlight the benefits of FABMs for family planning as seen through the experiences of one couple and the physician who worked with them to learn and apply the methods. Although FABMs may not be for everyone, studies show that most women who hear about these modern, safe, evidence-based methods are curious and want to learn more. Once educated, many women choose to try one of the methods, appreciate learning about their bodies and fertility, and feel empowered and healthier.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting the value of knowing all your options for family planning as well as possible risks of hormone therapies, especially for people with a significant family history of cancer. This compelling patient story recounts the impact of education on a woman’s decisions about family planning. Read more and learn about evidence-based sources like FACTS that enable more comprehensive and informed choices in health.
Ms. M is a woman in her fifties who has used FABMs since her late twenties as her primary method for birth control and family planning. After experiencing intolerable side effects with oral contraceptive pills, she developed an interest in FABMs. Read more about how Ms. M came to the decision to use FABMs and how fertility awareness has affected her life.
Most women who hear about modern, evidence-based methods of fertility awareness are intrigued and want to learn more. Once educated, many women choose to try a method, discover they learn a great deal about their bodies and fertility, and benefit in many other ways, feeling empowered and healthier. These patient interviews by a 4th year medical student highlight some of the versatility and many applications of FABMs.