In July 2013, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University (IRH) held a technical consultation on fertility awareness and its impact on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes. The consultation was informed by a review of the existing literature on fertility awareness which was compiled into a White Paper (Appendix B). The key objectives of the Fertility Awareness Technical Consultation were to:
- Define fertility awareness,
- Assess the evidence of the effect of fertility awareness on SRH attitudes and behaviors across the life course,
- Explore how fertility awareness could contribute to SRH program goals, and
- Identify the knowledge gaps that could be addressed by future research.