What is included in each part of the CME course?

Each part of the CME course consists of 6-9 sessions, which include learning objectives, research articles and pre-recorded presentations delivered by leading experts in the field of fertility awareness and restorative reproductive medicine. Here is an example of one session from our full course syllabus:


Session H2: ABC’s of Restorative Reproductive – Phil Boyle, MD.


  1. Define and understand infertility as a symptom, not a diagnosis 
  2. Describe how restorative reproductive medicine (RRM) identifies and treats several factors concomitantly to optimize fertility
  3. Identify strategies and tools to confirm ovulation occurs
  4. Discuss the standard length of time for a couple to conceive 

Required Reading: 

  • Duane M, Stanford JB, Porucznik CA, Vigil P. Fertility Awareness-Based Methods for Women’s Health and Family Planning. Front Med (Lausanne). 2022;9:858977. Published 2022 May 24. doi:10.3389/fmed.2022.858977
  • Boyle, P. C., De Groot, T., Andralojc, K. M., & Parnell, T. A. (2018). Healthy singleton pregnancies from restorative reproductive medicine (RRM) after failed IVF. Frontiers in medicine, 5, 210.

Additionally, each part includes the opportunity to join a live, interactive case study discussion where CME course participants will engage with and learn from medical professionals who actively integrate FABMs into their practice. To learn more about the live case study discussion, see the relevant FAQ below.

Do I need to purchase the full 10-part CME course to earn CME credits?

Although purchasing all 10 parts of the CME course will give you the largest bundled discount, you can purchase one, two or more parts of the CME course as desired. The more parts you purchase at one time, the greater the discount you will receive. Each part of the course is valued up to 16 AAFP-approved CME credits, with the full CME course valued up to 160 credits. When you purchase at least 6 parts of the CME course, you will also be given two years to access the content rather than just the one year. 

I am a nurse, physician assistant or other medical professional. Does CME credit earned from your courses apply to other healthcare professionals or just physicians?

CME credit for our CME course is approved through the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). According to the AAFP website, AAFP-approved credit is accepted by the following organizations. Please contact them directly about how you should report the credit you earned.

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
  • American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM)
  • American Board of Urology (ABU)

Even if your professional certifying body is not listed above, you should still contact them directly to see if they have a process for you to claim your AAFP-approved CME credit. On many occasions, they may be willing to work with you so that you can get the necessary credit. We will also work with you as needed to help you accurately report your CME credit.

AAFP Prescribed credit is also accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. 


I am a fertility educator, NFP teacher or someone simply interested in the course content. Am I eligible to enroll?

At FACTS our mission is to educate current and future medical professionals about the science supporting FABMs and their role in women’s health and family planning. As such our content is geared towards a medical audience. However, we believe access to this information is critical and so we welcome anyone interested in learning more about FABMs and their applications in restorative reproductive medicine to enroll.  Please note that this information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

There are so many options available, how do I decide which one is best for me?

For those who have little to no exposure to fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) and restorative reproductive medicine (RRM), we recommend that you begin in order with Parts A, B, C, and D of the CME course. These four parts provide foundational knowledge that will help you to understand the various methods with scientific research available and their effectiveness rates for family planning. Participants will also learn about the utility of modern-day scientific-based FABMs for aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of various women’s health conditions, such as endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, anovulation, and many more.

For those who have completed our FACTS elective or Parts A-D of the CME course, or have other training in FABMs and RRM, we recommend exploring the topics that are the most interesting and valuable to you. Please review the CME Course Syllabus here for a listing of the presentations within each part. If you are a nurse or nutritionist, you may be interested in taking Part G of our CME course, which focuses on lifestyle, including diet and exercise, and the female cycle. Others may find it interesting to explore Part J, which covers FABMs and their use across the lifespan. Once you have foundational knowledge in FABMs and RRM, really the decision is yours to select which course you want to purchase. Keep in mind that there is a significant bundle discount when you purchase multiple parts at the same time. We are also happy to discuss the options available to you. Simply email and we will respond to you within two business days.

I’m from a lower income country. Is there a less expensive option available?
I am not a medical professional (or I do not need to earn CME credits), so is there a less expensive option available?

At this time, we are unable to offer CME course options in an audit format. We are currently researching this possibility and hope to offer something to residents of lower income countries in the future.

What does a live case study in the CME course look like?

Our live case study sessions are presented to medical and healthcare students enrolled in our FACTS student elective. As a participant in our CME course, you will join the other students in this live, interactive session, which typically has around 20 people in attendance. The presenter will provide patient history, cycle charts, and lab readings. The presenter will ask questions about reading the chart, solicit suggested differential diagnoses, and discuss various treatment options available. Each session typically has two case study leaders who present for 30 minutes each. Case study leaders are FABM-trained physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or educators.

How do I access the live case study component? How many can I claim for CME credits?

In each part of the CME course, there is a live case study schedule with the planned presenters. You can choose to attend any of the sessions listed there. To earn the associated 1 hour CME credit for attending the case study, you will click on the link in the learning portal on the day you have chosen. For every part of the CME course, you can attend one live case study session for CME credit. For example, if you purchased two parts, you can attend two live sessions for CME credit and so on.

How long will I have access to the CME course after purchase?

Upon purchasing the course, you will automatically be given access for 365 days. If you have not completed the course content at the end of your initial access period, we offer the option to purchase an extension for up to 90 days. If you purchase more than 5 parts, you will have access for two years. You can email for more details about this.

If I have questions about the CME course content, where can I go for assistance?

We have a monthly office hours dedicated to our CME participants with our Executive Director, Dr. Marguerite Duane, where she will discuss any questions related to the course content. If you are not currently enrolled in the CME course, you can also attend to ask questions about the course. Office Hours are held at 12pm ET on the last Thursday of every month from August – May. Everyone interested in the CME course and current participants are invited to attend and discuss the course content with her. Alternatively, you can always email with any questions and we will respond to you within two business days.

For all other questions or inquiries, please email us at We are happy to assist you and will respond within two business days.

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