FERTILITY AWARENESS
EDUCATORS DIRECTORY
FERTILITY AWARENESS
EDUCATORS DIRECTORY

Ilene Richman

Fertility Awareness Center

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Single / double-check sympto-thermal, Cervical fluid / mucus-only
Secular plus šŸŒœ
Online šŸŒ
USA šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡ø
$
Sliding scale šŸ‘
She/Her

Ilene Richman

Fertility Awareness Center

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , šŸ“œ Other,
Single / double-check sympto-thermal, Cervical fluid / mucus-only
Secular plus šŸŒœ
Online šŸŒ
USA šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡ø
$
Sliding scale šŸ‘
She/Her

I’ve been teaching Fertility Awareness since 2001, and in that time have taught hundreds of people to confidently chart their cycles for pregnancy prevention, pregnancy achievement, and insight into their health, sexuality, or fertility. I have also taught sex ed to teenagers and given talks and trainings to dozens of health care professionals.

Fertility Awareness is tied to some of our most intimate concerns, such as sexuality, fertility, relationships, childbearing, and health. Trained as a social worker, I employ a highly individualized, client-centered approach that respects your values and sets goals that reflect your specific needs and circumstances. That’s why I offer individual consultations rather than pre-set “packages.ā€ I won’t tell you what type of health care to pursue, or what choices to make around contraception, pregnancy achievement, or anything else. My job is to educate and empower you in your fertility awareness practice so that it works for you, easily and without confusion. I welcome all types of relationships, all gender identities and sexualities, and try to be culturally competent and anti-racist in my work. Evidence informs my practice, as does a sex-positive, body-positive approach. I will meet you where you are, and help you get to where you want to go!

I have been involved with the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals (AFAP) since its relaunch in 2014, serving as Executive Director for 6 years and currently as a committee member and a board member. Iā€™m particularly interested in making Fertility Awareness Based Methods more inclusive and accessible, increasing scientific and health literacy, and decreasing health care disparity. I live in Brooklyn, NY (Lenapehoking) where Iā€™m a community organizer involved in anti-racism and animal rescue. When Iā€™m not teaching Fertility Awareness, I work at a grant-making foundation, interacting with a wonderful assemblage of artists, muckrakers, and visionaries.

profile

Charting specialisms: Regular cycles āœ…, After hormonal contraception šŸ’Š, PCOS / long / irregular cycles šŸ§­, Preconception šŸ¤°, Postpartum šŸ‘¶
Year first certified: Before 2015
Other qualifications:Ā Sex educator
Cycle health support:Ā Signposts to biomedical professionals, Signposts to holistic health professionals
Client specialisms: Charters, Charters + partners, Folks with multiple partners, LGBTQ+

teaching

Open to clients:Ā Yes
Teaching format:Ā Individual consults (stand-alone)
Teaching supports:Ā Individual calls
Language(s):Ā English

values

Fertile window choices:Ā Supports all choices including non-PIV sex, barriers, withdrawal and emergency contraception
Type of language:Ā Gender-inclusive
Hormonal contraception:Ā Accepting of choice to use / shares evidence-based info about benefits & side effects
Pregnancy termination: Yes Supportive
Vaccines: Supportive (Offers client-centered care that honours the values of clients)

CHARTING TOOLS

Read Your Body app:Ā Presents as option – use at client`s discretion
Tempdrop thermometer:Ā Presents as option – use at client`s discretion

Teaching framework

Delivery

Other

Status

Charting specialisms

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Teaching framework

Delivery

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Charting specialisms