Difficulties Diagnosing Hypothyroidism

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland makes two main hormones: thyroxine (T-4) and triiodothyronine (T-3). Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland doesn’t make enough hormones.   In Marilyn Shannon’s book Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition, she lists signs of low thyroid…

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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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What is Your Goal with FemTech?

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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Hey Cosmopolitan, Keep up!

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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