Assessing Fertility Awareness: A Research Review

Assessing Fertility Awareness: A Research Review

In this week’s post, Dr. Macy Rupprecht reviews the study “What do people know about fertility? A systematic review on fertility awareness and its associated factors.” The study brings to light various factors that may impact the effectiveness of fertility awareness education and guide future research.

Effectiveness of the Marquette Method Online System: A Review

Effectiveness of the Marquette Method Online System: A Review

In this article, Dr. Natalie Corrilo reviews research originally published in 2017 by Fehring, et al in the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing titled, “Effectiveness of a Natural Family Planning Service Program.” The study sought to determine and compare extended use-effectiveness of the Marquette Method online system among women seeking to avoid pregnancy.

Metabolic Syndrome and Male Fertility

Metabolic Syndrome and Male Fertility

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.

How Old is Too Old to Conceive? A Summary of Research Findings

How Old is Too Old to Conceive? A Summary of Research Findings

“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.

How Family Physicians Can Help Couples Conceive: A Summary of Research Findings

How Family Physicians Can Help Couples Conceive: A Summary of Research Findings

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.

New Study Supports Fertility App Efficacy

New Study Supports Fertility App Efficacy

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.

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