It’s Men’s Health Week! In this week’s post, 3rd year family medicine resident, Jason Faucheux, DO, summarizes a just published important study titled “Metabolic Syndrome and Male Fertility.” Published last month in The World Journal of Men’s Health, the study notes a global decrease in birth rates alongside a rising prevalence of metabolic syndrome worldwide, and assesses the relationship between metabolic syndrome and male reproductive health.
“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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered what are the best markers of ovulation? Or what marks the end of the fertile window? This research summary, written by Dr. Shelly Capps, will shed some light.
Earlier this month, a multidisciplinary team undertook a comprehensive review of the published evidence of FABM effectiveness for avoiding pregnancy. This article follows the previous FABM literature review published by FACTS members in 2013. Although both reviews are rigorous, some critical differences warrant deeper scrutiny.