Implications of PCOS in Adolescence: A Review

Implications of PCOS in Adolescence: A Review

In this week’s research post we share an outstanding summary of an article that addresses the possible long-term consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents, which makes the prompt diagnosis and treatment of PCOS a priority in this age group.

Implications of PCOS in Adolescence: A Review

Spotlight on Research: A Physician’s Vision Advances Women’s Health

Regardless of the various reasons why women choose to use fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), FACTS exists to educate medical professionals about the science behind FABMs. Since the inception of FACTS, our goal has been to share the evidence behind these versatile methods with practical applications not only in family planning but also in women’s health. This foundation and purpose are built into our very name: FACTS is the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science.

FABMs in the Postpartum Period

FABMs in the Postpartum Period

: In this conversation with a woman who began charting her cycles during the postpartum period, we see some of the shortcomings as well as strengths of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs). Dr. Daniel Ortiz spoke to a woman who has used an FABM successfully for several years and learned the importance of having expert support along the way.

Implications of PCOS in Adolescence: A Review

Secondary Amenorrhea and Associated Risks

Our research series continues with this review of a study published in 2020 in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine titled, “Low Bone Mineral Density in Elite Female Athletes with a History of Secondary Amenorrhea in their Teens.” Secondary amenorrhea in teenage girls can have long term implications. Teaching young girls, including elite athletes, how to chart their cycle could lead to earlier evaluation and diagnosis of possible etiologies at the root of this important symptom. Learn more.

FACTS Speaker Feature: Ronda Léchaire-Callahan

FACTS Speaker Feature: Ronda Léchaire-Callahan

Our FACTS Speaker feature posts highlight the diversity and expertise of our talented speakers. This month our series continues and we are delighted to introduce a friend of FACTS from Europe! Ronda Léchaire-Callahan, a Sympto-Thermal Method educator in Switzerland, relies on FACTS as a source of accurate information for her clients and trainees. Learn more about Ronda!

Implications of PCOS in Adolescence: A Review

Modern App-Based Fertility Tracking

The post focuses on research in the field of fem tech and fertility awareness tracking apps. It is the first in our newly launched weekly series devoted exclusively to research and development in the field of fertility awareness and women’s reproductive health. We hope you will tune in each week to learn more! Today’s feature reviews a research study published in 2019 in “Fertility and Sterility” that summarizes and analyzes menstrual cycle data self-reported by more than 98,900 women via the Ovia Fertility mobile application-based period tracker.

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