Patient stories provide powerful testimony to the medical applications of FABMs and how they can be used in diagnosing common reproductive issues women face. Karla Marie García Ortiz conducted this interview during the FACTS elective for medical professional students, Fertility Awareness for Family Planning. Hear from one patient in this inspiring story how FABMs helped Sarah discover PCOS and how restorative reproductive medicine is helping her overcome infertility challenges.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescence poses diagnostic and treatment challenges. This research review offers important perspectives for the evaluation and treatment of this condition while emphasizing the central role of ovulation as a marker of health in adolescence and beyond. After reviewing the salient aspects of the article, Dr. Emily Allen discusses the role of FABMs in the management of PCOS.
This is a fascinating interview with Dr. Lynn Keenan, a board-certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician in Fresno, California. She is the director of the UCSF Fresno Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program and a leader within the growing field of fertility awareness. Dr. Keenan has found multiple ways to apply FABMs to her practice, and describes surprising links between PCOS and sleep disorders. Read more in this PCOS Awareness Month feature.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is an important condition that all medical professionals who care for women should understand. It is estimated that between 5 and 20% of women suffer from PCOS. Dr. Jeremy Lickteig summarized the 2018 article titled, “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome” that was published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and discusses how fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) can help identify and manage root causes of PCOS to aid in restoring fertility. Read more!
This month, we had the opportunity to get to know a trauma surgeon who has been an unwavering supporter of FACTS since before its launch in 2010! Her generous financial gifts have sustained FACTS every step of the way, and her kind support has been an uplifting source of encouragement for the FACTS team. Simply stated, FACTS would not be where it is without the generosity of Dr. Therese M. Duane, the sister of our executive director and cofounder, Dr. Marguerite Duane.
We conclude our month-long series on breastfeeding with a promising review of research about the impact of a program to promote successful breastfeeding in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). In the study by Yotebieng et al, researchers sought to observe the impact of a breastfeeding program on infant health. Dr. Rachel Paquette summarized the study while on the FACTS elective.