Since its inception in 2010, FACTS has relied on the generous support of our benefactors who recognize the importance of fertility awareness and value the work of FACTS. In the coming months, we will feature some of our regular donors to thank them for their financial contributions as well as the encouragement they provide through their kindness and generosity. This month we introduce Dr. Donna Chacko, a retired physician and author who donates consistently to the work of FACTS.
Allowing women to decide for themselves how to approach their reproductive health with all the options in front of them helps them make a more informed decision. Katherine Watson, DO interviews a patient turned FABM educator who decided to help fill the void she felt was lacking in standard women’s healthcare.
Women deserve comprehensive reproductive care, whether it is for family planning, irregular periods, PMS or other symptoms. By using a FABM method such as the Creighton Model, women are able to chart their cycles and have a clear representation of what is happening within their bodies on a hormonal level. The recent interview by Dr. Cecilia Baradhi, DO offers perspective from one couple’s transition to the use of FABMs to grow their family naturally and treat root cause problems in the process.
Many women find fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) empowering, and Sara is one of them. This interview with a user of the Marquette Model is part of our series that highlights the variety of FABMs available to meet the needs of women and couples. Anisha Patel, a second-year medical student, conducted this interview as part of a two-week online elective through Georgetown University
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.
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.