During National Infertility Awareness Week, a medical student tells the story of how a fertility awareness based method (FABM) facilitated the diagnosis of infertility and helped a couple conceive their first child. Adair Boudreaux interviewed the couple and wrote this article as a 4th year medical student during a two-week online elective through Georgetown University.
This research review details a report published in 2018 titled, “Modern fertility awareness methods: wrist wearables capture the changes in temperature associated with the menstrual cycle.” The review was written by Anastasia G. Xenophontos, a medical student participating in a two-week online elective taught by FACTS executive director, Dr. Marguerite Duane, at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
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.
This past weekend, the FACTS team hosted its first 2019 spring conference in Cleveland, Ohio. We are pleased to report the conference was a huge success! Hear what attendees are saying and learn how you can be a part of upcoming events!
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting the value of knowing all your options for family planning as well as possible risks of hormone therapies, especially for people with a significant family history of cancer. This compelling patient story recounts the impact of education on a woman’s decisions about family planning. Read more and learn about evidence-based sources like FACTS that enable more comprehensive and informed choices in health.