FERTILITY AWARENESS BASED METHODS and EFFICACY RATES

You may have heard a variety of efficacy rates for Fertility Awareness Methods as birth control or family planning, + perhaps wonder what the correct rate really is. The answer to this isn’t as simple as, “Oh, it’s 97% effective.” Why? Here are 3 reasons: There are 𝕕𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝔽𝕖𝕣𝕥𝕚𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝔸𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝔹𝕒𝕤𝕖𝕕 𝕄𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕕𝕤 (FABMs), …

FOUR HORMONES of the OVULATION CYCLE

There are four main hormones which are active in the ovulation cycle. I say main hormones because in reality the process is infinitely more complex and intricate! These four hormones are FSH, LH, Estrogen, and Progesterone. Two of them come from the brain (well, the pituitary gland), and two of them from the ovaries. I …

ANCIENT GYNECOLOGY

It’s pretty cool to look back and to see how far the science of gynecology has come throughout history. With the exception of obviously barbaric practices (some of which we’ve still encountered today...like the Essure contraceptive coil) I always wonder about the common sense wisdom that informed medical practices in past times — things like …

I’m Switching Programs

So, yes. This is the big news I hinted at recently. I have officially withdrawn from the Justisse HRHP training program, after a full year of studying with them, before entering the second year of training. . . This probably comes as a surprise to almost all of you who have been following along on …

THE WORLD NEEDS FERTILITY AWARENESS

I’ve been thinking about something a lot lately that I’d like to share. As most of you will know, I am currently deep into a 2-year masters-level program through Justisse College and Healthworks for Women. I am training to be an HRHP –– an Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. This program requires many things of me. …