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The Guardian publica reporte falso sobre una App para el Conocimiento de la Fertilidad

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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La semana pasada, la publicación londinense, The Guardian, publicó un reporte desacreditando FEMM, una aplicación que utiliza el conocimiento de la fertilidad. The Guardian utilizó tanto la información que FEMM provee acerca de los efectos secundarios de los anticonceptivos, como la afiliación religiosa de sus financiadores, para sugerirle a sus lectores que no pueden confiar […]

Understanding the Surgical Techniques Used to Address PCOS

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a notoriously difficult disorder to treat. For women who require surgical treatment for the disorder, Natural Procreative (NaPro) Technology surgeons may employ one of two techniques in particular: Ovarian Wedge Resection (OWR) and Ovarian Drilling (OD).  While it is estimated that as many as 12% of women of reproductive age […]

The New York Times just Published a Fertility Awareness-Positive Article

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

Fertility Awareness-Based Methods, also known as modern methods of natural family planning (NFP), are often discredited or misrepresented in the media (or, more likely, ignored completely). So it was welcome news recently when the New York Times Parenting Blog published a personal essay that discussed fertility awareness methods in a positive and humorous way. In […]

Guiding Young Girls Toward Fertility Appreciation

Jessica Davidson by Jessica Davidson

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If you were to describe your feelings about your first period, what words would you use? Excited, honored, matter-of-fact, relieved, scared, resigned, disgusted? Were you confident in your knowledge of what was happening in your body and proud that it was beginning to function in this womanly way? Usually, that’s not the case.  For most […]

‘The Guardian’ Publishes A False Report on Fertility Awareness App

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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This past week, the London-based publication The Guardian published a reporting piece discrediting the fertility awareness app FEMM. The Guardian used FEMM’s mentions of birth control side effects, and information about its funders’ religious affiliation, to suggest to readers that fertility awareness apps cannot be trusted. The problem is The Guardian piece follows conspiracy-theory-like thinking, […]

CDC Changes Effectiveness Rating on Fertility Awareness Methods

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

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Until recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the failure rate of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods in avoiding pregnancy was 24%, which would discourage most couples from using them and would prevent doctors from recommending them. Earlier this year, they changed this posted rate to “2% to 23%” which is a major change for the […]

Fertility Awareness Spotlight: Anna Saucier

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

It’s hard to think of someone who relates to the many aspects of fertility awareness as much as Anna Saucier. Saucier suffered infertility for 7 years before she became educated in Fertility Awareness-Based Methods and ultimately began working as a Creighton Model practitioner. Saucier designed a program to help manage her clients, which could be […]

New Fertility Apps Reveal Women Desire to Understand Their Cycles

Madeleine Coyne by Madeleine Coyne

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New fertility apps and technology are starting to play a key role in teaching women about their bodies, as more women are becoming empowered to learn more about how their fertility works. As a recent article by Global News explains, tracking fertility on apps is giving women a new sense of control over their own […]

Before Switching to a Fertility App, Consider This

Jessica Davidson by Jessica Davidson

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, fertility technology, fertility apps, how fertility apps work, natural cycles, natural cycles review, do fertility apps work

Tired of the side-effects you’re experiencing from your hormonal birth control? Mulling over the idea of switching to a fertility app, such as Natural Cycles, which promises effective, hormone-free contraception? As a Fertility Awareness educator, I want to encourage you to consider such a move very seriously, but want to suggest you take one detour […]

Three New Technologies to Revolutionize the Postpartum Period

Madeleine Coyne by Madeleine Coyne

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was forewarned that the postpartum period is a challenging time for a woman to chart her cycle and to understand the changes her body is going through. Inevitably, experience confirmed this for me. Because my husband and I practice the Sympto-Thermal Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM), we tracked […]