We continue focus on PCOS Awareness Month this week with our patient interview series. Dr. Kaitlyn Hite conducted this interview with Ms. K, an 18 year-old woman with a history of PCOS and hypothyroidism. Her story, told as a medical history with additional details, raises awareness about the medical applications of FABMs beyond their more familiar use in family planning. FABMs like the Billings Ovulation Method and the Creighton Model offer versatile options to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions like PCOS.
September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month, and we join the many organizations raising awareness and providing education about this common condition. PCOS affects 10-15% of women and is the leading cause of female infertility. It is also associated with medical conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, among others. Learn here how PCOS can affect infertility.
Our Advisory Council series continues this week as we introduce Dr. Peter Danis, a board-certified family physician who serves on the faculty at Mercy Family Medicine Residency and as an adjunct professor at St Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Danis has published in a variety of journals and is a regular speaker on the local and national level on topics addressing women’s health, fertility awareness, and the medical applications of NaPro Technology. Learn more about Dr. Danis here!
August is National Breastfeeding Month! In this week’s post, Leanna Mantella, a 4th year medical student, shares her interview with a couple that was thrilled to learn about the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) when other options for family planning did not meet their needs. Read more here.
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.
Our Advisory Council series continues this week as we introduce Dr. Pamela Vnenchak, a board-certified family physician and the new program director of the Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Like many medical professionals who first learn about FABMs, she was cautiously curious initially, allowing the science and solid data to spur her curiosity into further research. Learn more about Dr. Vnenchak here!