The Natural Womanhood Podcast

The exciting history of fertility awareness methods (FAM), and why modern FAMs are NOT your great-grandmother's rhythm method

September 19, 2021 Grace Emily Stark & Cassondra Moriarty
The Natural Womanhood Podcast
The exciting history of fertility awareness methods (FAM), and why modern FAMs are NOT your great-grandmother's rhythm method
Show Notes

Fertility Awareness Methods have come a long way from your great grandma’s rhythm method. As Grace puts it, comparing today's Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs) to the antiquated rhythm method is like comparing Jerry Seinfeld's car phone to the smart phone you are probably listening to this podcast on. Who first discovered that basal body temperature rises after ovulation? Who put together the pieces of cervical fluid patterns? How did the various methods of fertility charting come to be? We talk about all of that and more in this episode of The Natural Womanhood Podcast! 

In addition to the history of fertility and reproductive science, in this episode (Season 1 / Episode 5) we dive into who the masterminds behind modern fertility awareness methods are, and what modern femtech has to offer to women today. You can also find out about the “fertility museum” Cassondra’s got accumulating in her house….

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.

The Natural Womanhood Podcast is a production of Natural Womanhood, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving women's health literacy through the promotion of evidence-based fertility awareness methods (FAMs) of natural family planning. Natural Womanhood exists to help women discover safe, side effect-free natural birth control options, empower them to work with their bodies instead of against them, and to inform them about harmful birth control side effects.

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

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