Presented by Ira Winter, RN, BSc, MSc, CFCP 

This month we discussed perspectives from a qualitative study from Iran, "Why Iranian married women use withdrawal instead of oral contraceptives? BMC public health". We encourage you to download the article being discussed ahead of the webinar as well as a note-taking sheet with some question prompts to consider when evaluating research methods here.

Journal Club sessions provide a critical appraisal of published research relevant to the field of Restorative Reproductive Medicine. These sessions are designed to increase providers’ competence to critically evaluate research by increasing their knowledge of the scientific method, research design, and common biases. Improvements in knowledge and competence will translate into improvements in clinician performance as they use their understanding of research to provide better care and communication to their patients and apply the results from research to clinical practise.

Ira Winter, RN, BSc, MSc, CFCP



Ms. Ira Winter is a Nurse Practitioner and Director at Fiat FertilityCare.  She is a certified CrMS practitioner and completed her NaPro Nurse Practitioner training in 2013. Ms. Winter previously served a post as a Nursing research coordinator and has worked full time supporting couples towards restorative reproductive healthcare since 2007.  Her centre was involved in collecting data for the iNest Study (International NaPro Technology Evaluation and Surveillance of Treatment for subfertility and miscarriage).

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Referenced Article (discussed in this webinar): Rahnama, Parvin & Hidarnia, Alireza & Amin-Shokravi, Farkhondeh & Kazemnejad, Anoushiravan & Oakley, Deborah & Montazeri, Ali. (2010). Why Iranian married women use withdrawal instead of oral contraceptives? A qualitative study from Iran. BMC public health. 10. 289. 10.1186/1471-2458-10-289.

Additional Article of interest  :Rahnama, P., Hidarnia, A., Amin Shokravi, F. et al. Withdrawal users' experiences of and attitudes to contraceptive methods: a study from Eastern district of Tehran, Iran. BMC Public Health 10, 779 (2010) doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-779