Science/Research

Health and Fertility Literacy in the USA Imperfect

In 2014, the journal of Fertility & Literacy published a new study entitled, “Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding conception and fertility: a population-based survey among reproductive-age United States women” (Vol. 101, No. 3). Researchers found the following key statistics with regards to the state of health and fertility literacy, among others: “More than two thirds of all …

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The Doctor is In: 8 Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Period

Verily Magazine highlighted Lindsay Davis Rerko, a FEMM doctor in Columbus. Can you answer these 8 questions about your cycle and health? Have a read to find out. Women can learn more about their own cycles, and how to understand their individual symptoms, biomarkers, and more, by taking a FEMM class and using the FEMM iPhone …

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5 Facts Should Women Know About IUD Implants

Check out this article by one of our FEMM-Teachers-in-Training, Celine Kinneberg–five facts to know before considering an IUD implant, such as the following: 03. IT TRIPLES THE RISK OF MENTAL ILLNESS. In women who have had a child, most IUDs are inserted by the 6 week postpartum office visit. Mirena, for instance, is a popular …

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How Does The Pill Work?

We use birth control pills to treat a gamut of conditions including polycystic ovaries, acne, irregular menstrual cycles and excessive hair growth. But have you ever wondered how the pill works? Have you ever wondered how this tiny mass that you swallow re-calibrates your body to solve these niggling problems? This process switches off the …

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IVF Producing Generation of Infertile Australian Children

We are seeing more and more research about health consequences related to IVF. Today we share this article, about research that highlights “previously unsuspected health risks such as increased cancer rates among boys whose fathers – but not mothers – smoked and used assisted conception techniques.” Per the article: IVF is producing a new generation …

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Period Pain: Why Do So Many Women Suffer From Menstrual Cramps in Silence?

Here is an article published in The Guardian that we appreciated very much: Menstruation is natural, but for it to cause extreme pain isn’t. However, because so many of us are never taught very much about what to expect from our periods in the first place, it’s hard to tell when something’s wrong. “Menstrual pain is …

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