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.
We celebrate National Marriage Week with this post from our interview series highlighting the benefits and challenges of the various FABMs. Catherine Jimenez, a 4th year medical student and FACTS student ambassador, conducted this interview with a married couple and learned how their relationship has been strengthened (and their family has grown!) through the use of fertility awareness based methods (FABMs).
This reflection and summary of a research article was written by a future physician as part of a Georgetown University elective on fertility awareness. It highlights practical applications of charting the female cycle, a powerful tool underused by physicians and patients alike.
Our interview series continues as a second year Georgetown medical student catches up with a practicing OB/Gyn physician who not only offers patients the option of using FABMs but is also herself a user of FABMs for family planning. Her personal and professional experience with FABMs provides a unique perspective for medical professionals in training and in practice as well as patients.
In this latest installment of our interview series with users of FABMs, we examine and highlight both benefits and challenges of the various methods of family planning, including how it can effect diagnoses, fertility, and couple intimacy. The 2nd year medical student who conducted the interview plans to pursue residency training in surgery or Obstetrics & Gynecology.
As we get ready to welcome a new year, we pause to reflect on the positive impact our work has had in the lives of young medical professionals. This week, read as we highlight some of this impact by sharing how FACTS enriched the lives of medical students and residents in 2018.