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.
Welcome to the new year! Each month this year we will feature one of FACTS’ Advisory Council members. This group of talented and diverse individuals provide guidance and support essential to the success of our organization. We begin by introducing the co-founder of FACTS, Dr. Robert Motley, who was also the first member of our Advisory Council.
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.
In this interview we highlight the benefits of FABMs for family planning as seen through the experiences of one couple and the physician who worked with them to learn and apply the methods. Although FABMs may not be for everyone, studies show that most women who hear about these modern, safe, evidence-based methods are curious and want to learn more. Once educated, many women choose to try one of the methods, appreciate learning about their bodies and fertility, and feel empowered and healthier.
The Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University Medical Center has contributed to family planning research since 1985, when it was founded to address family planning gaps around the world. The IRH has helped develop effective modern calendar methods of family planning based on solid research. This week we share a medical student’s summary of research published in 2000 about one such simple, inexpensive natural method of family planning that was highly acceptable among users.