FEMM aims for data-driven approach to fertility awareness

Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- For some, the idea of “fertility awareness” can seem daunting- full of charts and confusing formulas. The FEMM Health App seeks to change that, by providing an easier way for women to understand their fertility, and their overall health.

FEMM, which is an acronym meaning “Fertility Education & Medical Management,” describes itself as a “comprehensive women’s health program that teaches women to understand their bodies, and hormonal and other vital signs of health.”

The health app was launched on iOS in 2016. In addition to the app, FEMM offers classes and connections with

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Pence announces Genocide Recovery Program for Iraqi minorities

Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2018 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Vice President Mike Pence announced the establishment of the Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response Program on Thursday “to rapidly deliver aid to persecuted communities, beginning with Iraq.”

Speaking July 26, at the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Pence said that he hopes that the genocide recovery program “will not only deliver additional support to the most vulnerable communities,” but also “embolden civil society to help stop violence in the future.”

The Christian and Yazidi minorities of northern Iraq were decimated by the Islamic State in 2014. While these communities are beginning

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New complaints of abuse among Good Samaritan Sisters in Chile

Talca, Chile, Jul 26, 2018 / 05:21 pm (ACI Prensa).- Former nuns of the Congregation of the Good Samaritan in Chile reported a series of sexual abuses committed by priests visiting the community, which belongs to the Diocese of Talca and is dedicated to caring for the sick.

The new accusations come amid a growing sexual abuse scandal rocking the Church in Chile that led Pope Francis to summon the bishops to the Vatican in May to address the crisis, their resignation en masse, and the pope accepting some of the resignations.

Currently this diocese in Southern Chile has as apostolic administrator

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Belgian euthanasia not just slippery slope but ripe for abuse.

The following article was published by OneNewsNow on July 26, 2018Many euthanasia deaths in Belgium have a cloud of mystery surrounding them with no chance of ever being solved. The latest report for 2017 shows a 14-percent increase (2309) in euthanasia deaths over 2016 but a staggering 242-percent jump in seven years.Belgian 2017 euthanasia report. Deaths by euthanasia continue to increase and children are being killed. Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition says what bothers him most in the report is the expansion of the practice. “They’ve added a new category called ‘conditions’ like sight or loss of incontinence,”

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