RRM Research Updates this April looks at shared decision making (SDM), the use of a tool in this process, and preliminary results of a study of an SDM tool designed to assist women to choose an appropriate FABM (Fertility awareness-based Method). Look at other research Dr. Marguerite Duane and her team at FACTS are working on, and learn where the priorities are in the area of fertility awareness education.
Join February Research Updates presented by Rene Leiva, MD, CD. CCFP, FCFP to explore the combination of PDG/Progesterone and LH urine testing for the dynamic monitoring of the menstrual cycle, as well as look at the use of e-technology for complementing the menstrual cycle charting.
Presented by Professor Leonard F. Blackwell, Massey University, New Zealand, Dr. Blackwell was trained in organic chemistry, biochemistry and reproductive physiology. He studied under Professor James Brown at the University of Melbourne in the physiology of ovulation and in the development of the Fertility Meter, a device for monitoring ovarian activity in all its manifestations and one of the only true quantitative point-of-care devices in existence. For the past 36 years, Len was involved in the research and development of urinary assays as point-of-care diagnostic kits and recently with quantitative immune-chromatographic assays. Sadly, Dr. Blackford passed away in late 2020.
Explore the landscape of evidence, and new emerging research, in fertility apps. Additionally we will compare and contrast the aspects of different fertility apps that could be included in patient education and decision-making. Presented by Rebecca Simmons, PhD, MPH, a faculty member in the Department of OBGYN at the University of Utah.
Learn how endometriosis, in both an operative and population cohort, is associated with pregnancy complications (including early pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancies, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes, small-for-gestational age, and preterm birth). The ENDO Study is a collaborative epidemiologic study whose goal is to assess the relation between exposure to environmental chemicals and lifestyle factors that may affect womens reproductive health. Particular focus will be on the relation between hormonally active chemicals and risk of developing endometriosis considering womens lifestyles.
This webinar proposes a standardized model to address the complex circumstances of pregnancy associated with the use of fertility recognition and the difficulty of its evaluation. Participants will learn to define and identify the different situations associated with pregnancy while using methods of fertility recognition (FABM) with the initial intent to avoid pregnancy. Practitioners will learn to organize and standardize clinical practice when facing a pregnancy..
Research Updates in RRM from the Ambrosiano Centre for Natural Family Planning Methods
Presented by: Dr. Serena Del Zoppo, Dr. Michele Barbato, Ambrosiano Centre for Natural Family Planning Methods (C.A.Me.N.), Milano, Italy and Dr. Fulvia Pennoni, Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Urinary Luteinizing Hormone Tests: Which Concentration Threshold Best Predicts Ovulation? Presented by Dr. Thomas Bouchard. Review findings from recent research publication on Urinary LH and different LH testing scenarios and their ability to predict ovulation. Understand the use and limitations of urinary LH in determining the Fertile Window and to provide other ancillary tools to assist in this process.
What is the current Medical School Knowledge of fertility awareness based methods? APGO: An understanding of contraceptive methods and associated risks and benefits is necessary to assist patients seeking o avoid pregnancy. US medical schools…