What Makes CCL different?

It’s wonderful that there are so many methods out there for the varied lifestyles of NFP users. Among all of them, though, CCL really stands out.

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FINALLY: CDC’s FABM Numbers Change

They finally did it! After years of citing misleading and inaccurate effectiveness ratings for natural family planning methods, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated their website, Natural Womanhood announced yesterday. But is it the change we were hoping for? Formerly, the CDC cited a methodologically-flawed study which unfairly grouped FABMs with other…

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Our Take on Natural Cycles°

Recently, Bloomberg released an in-depth interview of the creators of the “birth control app,” Natural Cycles, checking in after a recent PR crisis that shook their reputation. This has brought increased attention to an entire array of fertility monitoring apps — including our own CycleProGo — and period tracking apps that don’t provide fertility awareness…

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Cleveland Professionals Get the FACTS

On Saturday, February 23, more than 80 area doctors, medical students and passionate laypeople gathered at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel just outside Cleveland, Ohio. The issue at hand was women’s health, but not the way society at large tends to think of it. This conference wasn’t about increasing popular access to contraceptives or abortion. Quite…

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First FA App Receives FDA Approval

On August 10, 2018 FDA granted approval to Natural Cycles as a software application for contraception.  This marks the first time the FDA has approved a fertility charting medical device for use as a contraceptive.  Previous devices have been approved as aids to conception but carried the caution they are not to be used for…

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Keep Up, Cosmo

Earlier last week, Cosmopolitan posted an embarrassing article entitled, “15 Facts About the Rhythm Method of Contraception.” I had high hopes at first, given that Cosmo recently published a promising feature on fertility awareness-based methods (FAMB) and consulted some really valuable sources for the piece. Surely, after their interview with FACTS Executive Director Dr. Marguerite Duane,…

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Don’t Gobble Up Everything You Hear

Oh, the joys of Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, everyone loves the food and almost everyone appreciates the quality time, but what family doesn’t find themselves in squabbles around the close quarters of the dining room table? It seems like family gatherings these past few years have grown increasingly tense, increasingly divided and increasingly political. While we…

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Petition: Get the FACTS

Natural Womanhood and Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science (FACTS) are two organizations in the fight to bring fertility-based awareness methods (FAM or FAMB) to the table as a viable option for women’s reproductive health in both the lay and medical communities, respectively. One of the most significant obstacles to spreading the word about…

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Cosmo Gives Fertility Apps a Chance

“This may sound too good to be true, but FAM is increasingly backed by legit research.” – Cosmopolitan You read that right, ladies and gentlemen. Cosmopolitan Magazine recently ran an article titled, “Do Birth-Control Apps Really Work?” in which it actually acknowledged the validity of decades of thorough, scientific research regarding fertility and admitted that…

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