The Natural Womanhood Podcast

FAM for Single Women

January 27, 2023 Season 2 Episode 4
The Natural Womanhood Podcast
FAM for Single Women
Show Notes

In this episode (Season 2 / Episode 4), Grace and Cassie interview Julia McElhenny on the benefits of fertility awareness methods (FAMs) for single women. Julia is the assistant video editor for a non-profit media studio in Austin, TX called the Emergent Order Foundation, and she actually edited the first season of The Natural Womanhood Podcast for us—oh, and she happens to be Grace's little sister! Most importantly (for the purposes of this episode) Julia has been charting her cycles with a FAM since she was a teenager, which she (and her doctor) have used to diagnose and holistically treat both endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) over the past several years. While FAMs and methods of natural family planning (NFP) are often talked about in the context of family planning, Julia is here to tell us all about the benefits of using a FAM as a single woman (spoiler alert: there are quite a few!). If you're not in a relationship and have ever wondered what fertility awareness could possibly have to offer you (especially if you're on birth control for whatever reason, and are looking for something different), this episode is for you. 

The Natural Womanhood podcast is hosted by Grace Emily Stark and Cassondra Moriarty. Grace is an award-winning journalist, a certified instructor of the Sympto-Thermal Method of fertility awareness, and she holds a M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy. Cassie is a certified instructor of FEMM, an IBCLC lactation consultant, and DONA postpartum Doula. 

The Natural Womanhood Podcast brings together experts in the field of fertility awareness for candid, informative, and friendly conversations about authentic women’s health. The podcast is hosted by Grace Emily Stark and Cassondra Moriarty. Grace is an award-winning journalist, a certified instructor of the Sympto-Thermal Method of fertility awareness, and she holds a M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy. Cassie is a certified instructor of FEMM, an IBCLC lactation consultant, and DONA postpartum Doula.

Learn more about Grace and her work here, and learn more about Cassie and her work here

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