This year, the elective will be spread out throughout both semesters! The first semester will be focused mainly on providing an overview of several well-researched fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) such as Billings and Creighton. The second semester will be more clinically oriented; we’ll learn how fertility awareness can be applied in areas such as reproductive pathology and infertility. Other topics include how these methods have been applied in global health settings. A user’s panel will allow students to hear about people’s experiences with the various methods and how their lives have been impacted. We hope this elective will give students an understanding of the scientific basis for FABMs as well as an appreciation of the potential benefits of fertility awareness in women’s health.
9/2– Introduction to fertility awareness - Students
9/23 –Billings – Students
10/7 –Symptothermal – Dr. Rawicki
11/4 – Creighton
11/18 –User’s panel – Jaime & Emily Roman (Creighton) and Kate Rosates (Billings)
12/2– Reproductive Pathology – Dr. Montoya
Although only first- and second-year medical students can receive transcript notation, anyone is welcome to attend the class.