FMEC Collaborative Projects

Fertility Appreciation Collaborative  . . .

Fertility Appreciation Collaborative To Teach The System (FACTS)


Over the past 40 years, significant innovations have been made in women’s health care, particularly within the realm of reproductive science.Parallel to these advances, natural methods for monitoring fertility have been standardized and refined.This has led to more effective tracking of a women’s cycle and the times of fertility.These can be used to achieve or postpone pregnancy, andin some cases to address underlying gynecological problems.

The last 20 years has seen the development of newer applications for women who have cycle related problems in ways that cooperate with or restore the normal physiology and anatomy of the human reproductive system. These treatments do not use approaches that are inherently suppressive, circumventive or destructive. They respect the integrity of the human person and the right of women and men to have access to reproductive health care that respects their right to understand and cooperatively manage their own fertility, with appropriate medical assistance.

Vision Statement

Through the FACTS, we seek to update the primary care community with regard to fertility awareness methods and their applications in health and disease and to help promote fertility awareness methods as effective, relationship-centered reproductive health care for motivated women and couples.


1) To promote the study of fertility awareness methods and their use in effective, relationship-centered care for women and couples.

2) To provide a forum for primary care clinicians, educators and researchers to share and expand the evolving body of evidence regarding fertility awareness methods.

3) To educate primary care health professionals at all levels of clinical training in the basic principles of fertility awareness methods and the supporting science behind their medical applications.

4) To foster respect and support for clinicians and users of fertility awareness methods as collaborators in patient-centered reproductive health care.

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Form more information, contact Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA