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Men’s Health
and Fertility

Men’s Health
and Fertility

Men’s Health and Fertility Q&A with Dr. Rachel Urrutia 1. Are there signs or symptoms of male infertility? Unfortunately, there is no routine way to monitor male fertility similar to how we can with cycle charting for women. That being said, we can monitor for signs of low testosterone such as low libido, hair loss, fatigue, […]

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Landmark FABM Study: An Update

In September 2018, Dr. Rachel Urrutia along with five colleagues in the field of women’s reproductive health published a systematic review of studies looking at effectiveness of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (“FABMs”) for preventing pregnancy. Read more about this landmark study on the Reply blog here. Since the study was published, some online responses have raised […]

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Landmark FABM Study

How effective are Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (“FABMs”) for preventing pregnancy?   August 15, 2018 The most comprehensive look to date at this question has just been published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Rachel Urrutia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC Chapel Hill […]

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Q&A with Dr. Faith Daggs

Q&A with Dr. Faith Daggs Dr. Faith Daggs has known since childhood that she wanted to be a doctor, and she decided in medical school to focus on obstetrics and gynecology. She attended Catholic University in Washington, DC, followed by med school and ob/gyn residency at Georgetown. Following twenty years of practice at Geisinger Holy […]

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Living and Loving, Naturally

Living & Loving, Naturally – one couple’s perspective Kelsey and Eddie D. are a couple in their late 20s who love to live as naturally and sustainably as possible. They grow many of their own foods, shop local, and limit toxic chemicals in their cleaning and hygiene products. When it comes to their reproductive health, […]

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Appreciating Your Cycle

Appreciating Your Cycle A Conversation with Emily Kennedy, MSc Emily Kennedy, MSc, serves patients as both a Health Coach and a Fertility Educator at Reply. She also is a personal user of fertility awareness for natural family planning and health monitoring purposes: “My husband and I learned about fertility awareness through friends who were also […]

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Fertility Awareness APPs

There’s an APP for that… There are dozens (if not hundreds) of charting, fertility awareness, and period tracking apps out today, but their accuracy varies widely and very few of them are validated by evidence-based research. We sat down with our Director of Education, Lori Hartley, MPH, RN, who explained why learning a Fertility Awareness […]

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Empowered by Fertility Awareness

Empowered by Fertility Awareness –Reply patient Sarah L. By tracking information about their fertility women can become empowered to play an active role in not only their reproductive health, but in their health and well-being as a whole. Reply patient Sarah L., 27 years old, reflects on her choice to end hormonal contraception and learn […]

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Who’s Your Data?

Who’s Your Data? “Own Your Body’s Data” – a TED Talk by Talithia Williams Posted February 2014   At Reply, we love this fantastic TED Talk from 2014. A self-professed math geek, Dr. Talithia Williams, gets personal in this piece about her own experience with cycle charting. She notes that one of the reasons she […]

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