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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 […]

‘Romper’ Article Recommends Birth Control Through Menopause, Fails to Mention FABM

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

“Like most people with uteruses, I’ve spent the majority of my adult life taking birth control to prevent pregnancy.” So begins Steph Montgomery’s recent article on the Bustle-affiliate mommy website Romper, “What Age Should You Stop Taking Birth Control? An Expert Explains.” The article addresses how menopause and various health problems should weigh into your […]

Let’s Talk Menstrual Cups

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

As more women look for sustainable and environmentally friendly options for healthcare and wellness, menstrual cups are coming to the fore as an alternative to disposable tampons and sanitary napkins. Though they’ve been around since the 1930s, the first manufactured menstrual cups for the United States appeared in 1987. Menstrual cups are typically made of […]

A Recent Essay on ‘The Cut’ Dares to Address Why Many Women are Rejecting the Pill

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

This past week, The Cut, a website run by New York Magazine, published a personal essay by Anna Silman, titled, “Every Girl I Knew Was On It: Why some women are questioning hormonal birth control.” The author reflects on her own decision to abandon the Pill as she also explores why so many young women are […]

Under New Bill, Wisconsin Pharmacists Could Prescribe Hormonal Birth Control

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, hormonal birth control, pharmacist, prescriptions, Wisconsin law, access to birth control

According to an article published by Wisconsin Public Radio, Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are introducing a new bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills and patches. As of now, only doctors can prescribe birth control under Wisconsin state law. Under this proposed law, all that would be required of patients would be […]

Study Suggests that Giving Progesterone to Women May Improve Chances of Having a Baby

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, miscarriage, avoiding miscarriage, preventing miscarriage, progesterone, progesterone and miscarriage, progesterone and pregnancy, pregnancy, cycle, menstrual cycle

The BBC recently reported on a research study which suggested that by giving the hormone progesterone to women who have miscarried or who are experiencing bleeding early on in their pregnancy, may improve their chances of having a baby. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Birmingham and published in the New England […]

Study Links Hormonal Birth Control to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, breast cancer, breast cancer risk, IUDs, birth control side effects, birth control risks, scientific study,

A recent article in Longevity, asks, “Breast Cancer: Are The Risks Linked To Birth Control Devices?” While Longevity article describes birth control as a blessing of modern medicine for women today, shortly after it states a sobering fact: “However, this blessing may increase the risk of breast cancer.” This blessing can easily be reframed as […]

Respecting Women as Women: Part II of II

Jeanette Flood by Jeanette Flood

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, feminism, fertility awareness respects women, respect for women, respecting women's fertility, the feminine genius, what makes women different, why women are unique, women are strong, international womens day, women empowering women, women respecting women, women uplifting women, reproductive respect

Last week, we shared Part I of Jeanette Flood’s discussion on the “feminine genius,” what makes women and men different, and how respecting each sex involves respecting our differences. Here is Part II, discussing how Fertility Awareness-Based Methods are the method of family planning that best respects women. Losing Our Way—and Finding It Considering the […]

Migraines, Weight Gain, and More: Women Explain Why They Stopped Taking the Pill

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, the pill migraines, the pill side effects, the pill weight gain, women coming off the pill, the pill headaches

“I would experience numbness in the right side of my body — including in my mouth, which would prevent me from talking for 15 or so minutes at a time — vomiting and confusion.” One woman shares details about the terrifying migraines caused by her birth control pills to Canadian news outlet Global News this […]

How antidepressants affect women’s fertility

Virginia Schoenfeld by Virginia Schoenfeld

One in every ten adults in America report taking a prescription drug for problems with emotions, nerves or mental health, the highest rate of use in the western world. While well-intentioned doctors prescribe these medications to help patients, little attention is paid to the impact these drugs have on a woman’s fertility and overall health. […]