Dear Member of the AAFCP:

As your President, I wanted to share with you the following information:

  • Who should we be trying to help in their efforts to have successful practices?  A recent survey that was completed by over 100 of our FCPs has given us information that I believe will help us devise strategies to help them be professionally more successful in their practice.
  • What is something positive that can happen to a couple with infertility that is unable to conceive despite the help of NaProTECHNOLOGY?  This is what a husband shared with me recently: “We just wanted to thank you for all your assistance on our behalf in our adoption efforts and encouragement to fulfill our desire to parent through adoption!  The grim days of 2013/14 when we came to terms with my infertility have given way to the most brilliant happiness that you can imagine.  Becoming a foster father, like St. Joseph was to Jesus, has been a transformative experience for me.”
  • Why should a FCP or FCMC pursue certification?  Certification is evidence to your clients and colleagues of your commitment to be the very best that you can be as a provider of FertilityCare Services and/or NaProTECHNOLOGY.  Certification is a recognized standard of excellence across all medical specialties and health care professions.  See aafcp.net/general-certification or aafcp.net/medical-consultant-certification for more information.
  • Where should you be July 27-30? At the Annual AAFCP meeting in South Bend, Indiana.  The lineup of speakers and topics is outstanding, the networking will live up to your high expectations, and you and your family will have a great time!
  • When do you question the published results of a study?  Even those studies that are published in well-respected medical journals need to be critically read and questioned. See the attached letter by several of our members to the editor of the NEJM regarding a study that concluded “Progesterone therapy in the first trimester of pregnancy did not result in a significantly higher rate of live births among women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriages” (N Engl J Med 2015; 373: 2141-8.)
  • Will you speak up to others so that we can carry out our profession and practice consistent with our faith and values? See the letter that we signed recently with our professional organizations that was sent to Congress.

Thanks for all you do & feel free to write me with questions or comments.

Peter Danis, MD, CFCMC
President AAFCP

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