August Grand Rounds: Measuring pregnancy rates in fertility awareness and natural family planning studies

Presented by Joseph Stanford, MD, MSPH. Review the concepts of pregnancy rates, effectiveness, perfect use, typical use, achieving-related behavior, and avoiding-related behavior, in relation to natural family planning, fertility awareness, and fertility appreciation methods. Discuss statistical methods for effectiveness studies and examine strengths and weaknesses of existing studies.

Grand Rounds: Multifactorial Fertility Treatment

Dr. Phil Boyle, founder and director of Neo Fertility Clinic, and IIRRM President, has over 20 years clinical experience with sub-fertility, with over 3000 successful pregnancies, many after years of infertility, previous failed IVF and repeated miscarriage.  This webinar focuses provides an overview and examples of the multifactorial approach to infertility including implications for ongoing medical management, and the success of sustained interventions over time.

Grand Rounds : Induced Pregnancy Loss

Vicki Thorn is the founder of Project Rachel and carries a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is a a member of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, and renowned international author and speaker on the process of post-abortion healing, the biology of bonding and attachment, the sociological changes in society, and recently the biochemistry of sex.

Grand Rounds: HSG and Lipiodol

This Grand Rounds Dr Neil Johnson explores the use of HSG with Lipiodol which has shown fertility benefit particularly in endometriosis patients. Minimally-invasive and well tolerated by women the outcomes of a recent multi-centre randomized controlled trial was also published and presented last year at the WCE2017 (World Congress on Endometriosis).

Grand Rounds: NFP Apps and DOT Research Update

Victoria Jennings is the director and principal investigator of the Institute for Reproductive Health and a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine. She is a member of the Georgetown India Initiative faculty committee and the Global Health Initiative faculty committee. This webinar looks at the Dot App, review strengths, weaknesses, scientific rigor, and appropriate use of fertility monitoring apps. Dr. Jennings also looks at challenges and approaches to researching online app use and efficacy awareness based method apps to identify trends and habits of patients and reviews a recent publication on Dot app use and its efficacy.