Helping our daughters reclaim the true meaning of their bodies

Many parents, and I was one of them, dread having to have “the talk” as their child approaches puberty. We aren’t quite sure what to say about teen fertility awareness, and we fear what questions we may get. Looking back, I see that practicing fertility awareness helped my husband and me grow comfortable talking about…

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Does my femtech product provide support?

One only needs to spend a little time in fertility awareness-related Facebook groups to see that women who use the various femtech products frequently have questions, ranging from how to properly use it to why it is giving them the results it is. All too often they are seeking answers via Facebook because their product…

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Are the costs of femtech worth it?

The introduction of femtech (devices, hormone tests, apps) brings costs to the practice of fertility awareness, and before swiping your card it is certainly worth considering if the costs are going to be worth it to you. When using a traditional fertility awareness based method (FABM), there are little to no ongoing costs after the…

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When considering femtech, what is your goal?

Many of us are drawn to each new shiny gadget or tool to come along, and this is even more pronounced in today’s tech-heavy culture. This is true in the realm of fertility awareness as well. Just look at some of the numbers: An estimated 14-15 million women are using fertility tracking apps (most of…

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Keep up, Cosmo

Instead, it conflates the long-rejected calendar method with the extremely effective family planning approach of FAMB. I’m fairly confident that author Hannah Smothers doesn’t even realize there’s a difference. She used both the names and statistics interchangeably, demonstrating an obliviousness about the realities of FAMB that pervades much of the world.

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NBC misreports family planning statistics

To be fair, all of these sources rightly draw from the CDC, which relies on one very low-quality study to generate its numbers, and then blindly applies that number (the 24 in 100 statistic that Spector uses) to the entire gamut of natural methods.

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Encouragement for those new to NFP

“Patience! NFP has been the best thing for our marriage. We are a stronger, more faith-filled couple because of it. Just be patient at first. Also…I have never felt more in control of my body. A woman’s body is so amazing!”

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