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.
Mothers with knowledge about their fertility and how to chart their cycles can be the best teachers for their daughters. Education to self identify the fertile window, if it begins early—right at home—can equip a young woman for a lifetime of fertility awareness and improved health monitoring. Click to learn more.
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Read the research summary here of a Chilean study that looks at the effect of abstinence programs on teen pregnancy rates. The research is summarized by fourth-year medical student, Emily Krach. #NTPPM
April 23 – 29 is National Infertility Awareness Week. At FACTS, we have good news to share with those who struggle with infertility and feel their only hope lies in costly and risky technologies. Read our recent research summary and learn more about how charting the female cycle can provide a safe and effective alternative to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to diagnose and manage infertility.
When Mrs. M informed her obstetrician she would be using an FABM to avoid pregnancy, the doctor laughed and joked, “I’ll see you in nine months.” Undaunted, she continued to use the Marquette Method, and ended up much happier with this approach than with the pill. Read her story here.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. At FACTS, we recognize the impact this condition has on girls and women of reproductive age, including possible implications for future fertility. Read more research findings here about long-term outcomes after complete laparoscopic excision in teenagers.