Dr. Jennings is the director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health, which she founded in 1985, she is also a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an anthropologist with a focus on gender, behavior change communication, and implementation science, and Dr. Jennings leads the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project. Dr. Jennings is also a principal developer of fertility awareness-based family planning methods and a major contributor in the implementation of these methods on a global level.
In today’s show we talk about the Standard Days Method®, as well as Cycle Beads®, and the implication of incorporating these methods have for communities around the world.
Topics discussed in today’s episode
- What is the Standard Days Method®?
- How is the fertile window calculated?
- Is it the rhythm method?
- How long is the fertile window, and how do couples manage this period of time when they are not able to have unprotected sex?
- Who is the ideal candidate for the Standard Days Method®? Could it work for all women?
- Is the Standard Days Method® Effective?
- Why is there such a bias against fertility awareness based methods in typical medical practice?
- What are the implications for the Standard Days Method® in low resource settings such as in developing nations
- Why not all women choose the same birth control options
- How are Cycle Beads® used as part of the Standard Days Method®?
- What are some of the shortcomings of the Standard Days Method®?
Connect with Dr. Jennings
- Institute for Reproductive Health | Dr. Victoria Jennings
- Cycle Beads®
- Standard Days Method® | 10 Reasons to Integrate into Family Planning Programs
- Standard Days Method® | Institute for Reproductive Health
- Institute of Reproductive Health | Youtube Channel
- Know Your Bod | Fertility Quiz
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)