FABMs for Monitoring Health

Fertility awareness based methods can be used effectively to achieve or avoid pregnancy as well as to monitor and manage reproductive health. The Nordic Union for Fertility Awareness envisions a future where FABMs are not only offered as a choice in contraceptive counselling but also utilized by reproductive health care professionals as a diagnostic tool as well as a tool to monitor the effects of any treatments or interventions.


The endocrine system is the second most important physiological system of the human body after the central nervous system. The menstrual cycle is an integral part of the endocrine system of the female body. Disturbances in the menstrual cycle lead to disturbances of the endocrine system as a whole and affects other bodily systems as well. Likewise, disturbances elsewhere in the body will often be reflected in the menstrual cycle which is highly responsive to both inside and outside influences.

Fertility and reproductive physiology are integral parts of overall health and any reproductive disorders as well as infertility should be considered as signs of imbalance in the body and their root causes thoroughly investigated. Charting the menstrual cycle can help to not only identify disorders related to the menstrual cycle but also to gain information about overall and long-term health. 


Find a Fertility Awareness Educator

Are you interested in finding a certified fertility awareness educator who can teach an evidence based FABM to you or your patients? In our educator directory, you can find educators that are certified by NUFA’s professional standards.

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