In case you missed it, last week we had a fantastic webinar looking at how health providers can include fertility awareness-based family planning options into the range of options for their clients. We were thrilled to have Dr. Victoria Jennings, director of the Institute for Reproductive Health, and Dr. Marguerite Duane, family physician and adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, presenting on the topic. Ann Mullen, Cycle Technologies' Director of Health Provider Services, hosted the presentation as these experts discussed the latest developments in fertility awareness-based family planning methods, a.k.a. "natural family planning methods". The presenters explored what works, what doesn't, and how a general healthcare practice can offer natural methods to their patients.
Main takeaways from the webinar included:
- There are five scientifically tested fertility awareness-based methods.
- All of the scientifically tested fertility awareness-based methods are effective birth control.
- The birth control method that works best for a woman is the one she chooses for herself.
- Newer, easier to use natural methods, and the advent of mobile apps are making fertility awareness-based methods easier to use.
- Women want to use these methods - In the U.S, 20% of all women have used a fertility awareness-based method, and 40% of highly educated women have used one.
If you missed this webinar, we plan to repeat it in the future as part of our EduSeries. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, don't miss our next webinar on July 23 - "Fertility Literacy - How Fertility Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand" a presentation with Dr. Mary Lee Barron, professor emeritus from St. Louis University.