4 Ways to Fight Infertility With Emotional Management

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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Infertility has gained a spot in popular discourse recently, as more and more couples share their stories of struggling to conceive and scientists work to explain why pregnancy is easier to achieve for some than for others. Currently, researchers understand that majority of cases of infertility have a physiological origin in either the man, the […]

How Soon Should You See a Doctor for Infertility?

by Grace Stark

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“No, you don’t understand,” I pleaded with my doctor over the phone. “I’ve been charting my cycles since before we’ve been married. We’ve been trying for a baby for 6 months, having intercourse during my most fertile days, and we’ve had no luck so far. I think something is off, and I’d like to be […]

Before Egg Freezing, Try This

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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Reproductive technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Suddenly, women seem to have more options than ever before as to when, where, and how to have children. To see the fertility-clinic ads on the public-transit commute from my New Jersey home to New York City, you’d think the ticking of a woman’s […]

My Doctor’s Push for Birth Control Stripped Away My Healthcare Autonomy

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

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Today, numerous young women are put on birth control at early ages for all range of issues. For me, it was a doctor’s push of hormonal contraception that actually led me to the natural methods of fertility awareness. When I was 15 years old, I asked my mom to switch my care to a female […]

The Scariest Stat on Hormonal Contraception That No One Is Talking About

by Elise Verwers

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While hormonal birth control has been lauded as a symbol of women’s sexual liberation since the dawn of the Pill, a closer look at past and present history reveals a grimmer picture. In the decades since hormonal contraception was introduced to the public, research has revealed the myriad consequences that result when we suppress the […]

Fact vs. Fiction About Natural Methods of Avoiding Pregnancy

Kathleen Taylor by Kathleen Taylor

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) and Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) are finally starting to gain mainstream coverage, but the information being presented isn’t always accurate. Misconceptions about NFP and FABM are fairly prominent among the general public and even medical professionals, and as a result, the truth is often met with skepticism. Here are a few […]

Fertility Awareness Methods Can Better Serve African Women Than Contraception and I’m Living Proof

by Angela Odah

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Contraceptives have been promoted as essential healthcare for women in Africa for decades. Access to contraception has been touted by Western development agencies and donors as the key to the liberation and empowerment of Nigerian and African women in general. Unfortunately,  the advocates of contraceptives are not giving women in Africa full disclosure of the […]

3 Healthy Signs of Fertility That Are Often Treated As Bad

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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A woman’s body is a beautifully—and let’s be honest, sometimes frustratingly—complicated thing. Those who practice fertility awareness know that when it comes to our cycles, little is static: a woman’s hormones are always in motion, causing pain, mid-cycle spotting, and breast tenderness, among other symptoms. It can all be overwhelming if she doesn’t understand why […]

Quick Responses to NFP Doubters

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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Anyone who’s even dabbled into the idea of using a Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM) knows there’s a lot of conflicting advice (read: opinions) out there. We’re hoping that if you’ve made the decision, you’ve done your research, and have made the informed choice to learn about your cycles and hormones. Huzzah! But what about the […]

Hormonal Contraceptives Increase Breast Cancer Risk: A Doctor’s Report on Why

Dr. John Littell by Dr. John Littell

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Are you at risk of breast cancer? For decades now, at least in the United States, one 1 of 8 women are predestined to develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetimes—more than 234,000 new diagnoses each year [i].  While, thankfully, the medical and surgical management of breast cancer has progressed to the point […]