Chapter on FAMs in Global Library of Women's Medicine (GLOWM) by Cecilia Pyper and Jane Knight

This chapter in GLOWM provides an overview of fertility awareness methods for planning and avoiding pregnancy. It covers reproductive physiology, the indicators of fertility, effectiveness, advantages & disadvantages of FAMs and behaviour modification. Click here for chapter on FAMs

FSRH Clinical Guidance: Fertility Awareness Methods: June 2015

This guidance document, developed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Clinical Effectiveness Unit, provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points on the use of fertility awareness methods (FAM) for the purpose of preventing and/or spacing pregnancies. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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The Complete Guide to Fertility Awareness by Jane Knight, Routledge 2016. 

The Complete Guide to Fertility Awareness provides the science and methodology suitable for health professionals and a general audience. It covers reproductive physiology and the fertility indicators: temperature, cervical secretions and cycle length calculations. It explores ways to optimise conception and to manage conception delays. Case studies and self-assessment exercises are included throughout. The book addresses the scientific credibility of new technologies including fertility apps, home test kits, monitors and devices.

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FertilityUK Study Day: Saturday 11th May 2019

The next FertilityUK Study Day will be held on Saturday 11th May 2019 in The Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, Oxford. The study day is open to all health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of fertility awareness methods. Register here through PHAST or Contact us for further details.

FertilityUK Advanced Skills Course in Fertility Awareness

Module I – May 2019 TBC

Module II: October 2019 TBC
Oxford venue to be confirmed

The advanced skills course covers the theory and practice of fertility awareness methods (FAMs) for planning and avoiding pregnancy.  This intensive four-day training is relevant to doctors, nurses and midwives working in general practice, family planning, fertility clinics and sexual and reproductive health care. It enables participants to achieve professional competence to offer FAMs as part of a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health care services. The course is valid for six CPD credits from FSRH. 

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