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.
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