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Is Using Condoms with Fertility Awareness a Good Idea?

Dr. Martin Owen, MD by Dr. Martin Owen, MD

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Many women are already sexually active when they consider switching from the Pill to Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) of family planning, and the question of using a condom or other barriers during the transition to fertility awareness comes up.  For a woman to start on the journey of learning to rely on her own body […]

The Male Birth Control You’ve Been Searching For is Here

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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Every now and then, we see a headline that goes a little like this: “This highly effective form of male birth control could be only 6 months away from the market.” And then 6 months passes…and weirdly, said contraceptive never does actually quite make it to the market.  According to research, 4 in 10 men […]

Birth Control Fails More Often Than People Realize

Jessica Davidson by Jessica Davidson

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Many medical professionals tend to look with skepticism at the effectiveness rates of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) to prevent pregnancy, despite the research to back them up. As I was told at my six-week after birth followup by my OB-GYN: “you do know you can get pregnant on that [FABM]?” After my first baby, I […]

How Placenta Encapsulation Can Help You Postpartum

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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Although women have been doing it for centuries, it has become a growing trend since the 1970s, particularly in America, for women who just gave birth to consume their placenta. Some have it dehydrated into powder form, put into capsules (called placenta encapsulation), and take it with their daily vitamins. Others freeze it and put […]

2019: A Year in Review

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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If you’ve been following our e-newsletter, you know we have a lot of exciting plans for growth in 2020. But we would be remiss if we didn’t first acknowledge the challenges we faced and gains we made in 2019.  When it comes to women’s fertility health, there have been some troubling developments: 2019 has seen […]

Could the Pill Literally Be Shrinking Your Brain?

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On December 4, 2019, a new study was published finding brain changes in women who take hormonal contraceptives.  The findings of the study, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that, on average, women taking oral contraceptives had a hypothalamus that was 6 percent smaller than women who […]

What Are the Symptoms of PCOS, and How Do You Treat It?

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Many young women today have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS. It can manifest itself with symptoms of severe cramping and pain around one’s period, as well as very long cycles between periods.  Thanks to what we know about a healthy cycle from Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of charting, we have a lot more information […]

The Affordable, Effective Alternative to IVF No One Talks About

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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With increasing rates of infertility and higher average rates of maternal age, people are turning to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) like in vitro fertilization (IVF) more than ever. More than 8 million babies have been born since the first IVF pregnancy in 1978. Recognizing the emotional agony of dealing with trouble conceiving, it makes sense […]

Seed Cycling for Hormone Health

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Sometimes, it seems like balancing your hormones is like fighting an uphill battle. With possible endocrine disruptors in nearly everything from our personal care products to our food and water, it can feel like you need to live like a hermit in a remote forest to escape their hormone-disturbing influence. And while few of us […]

Natural Womanhood Goes Spanish: Helping Bring Fertility Awareness to Latin America

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

Over the past few months, we have begun publishing some of the Natural Womanhood’s articles in Spanish, and have also produced our two main printed brochures—Conoce tu cuerpo (Know your body) and Lo que los hombres…. (What guys need to know….)— to meet the demand for this information in the United States and Latin America. […]