There’s a free web cast on this topic tonight. Click here for more info.
Join us for a national webcast on Tuesday, November 27th at 9:00PM ESTto hear Dr. Marguerite Duane discuss all the options available to physicians when counseling patients on family planning options.
As medical students you will one day be asked to prescribe birth control pills. Do you have all of your options? Do you know there are alternatives?
Fertility is a normal, healthy physiologic state. Women’s hormonal cycles determine the fertile window when a couple will most likely conceive. An understanding of the cycle and recognition of the external signs that determine each phase has led to the development of more environmentally friendly and highly effective forms of family planning. Despite these advances, there is limited information about fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) being taught in medical school and residency and the majority of health professionals are trained to approach fertility as a disease state.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to describe the scientific basis for different types of FABMs and discuss the evidence supporting the effectiveness of these methods to both avoid and achieve pregnancy. Participants will also be able to list the basic characteristics of the different methods to determine the appropriate population for use. Finally, we will briefly introduce the participants to FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Systems – a dedicated group of physicians and other health professionals committed to teaching our colleagues about fertility awareness based methods of family planning.