Reproductive health is an important element of the full-spectrum family medicine. CAFP has long-standing policy supporting the full complement of reproductive health services, including availability of insurance coverage for those services, over-the-counter (OTC) access for contraceptive medication, access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) and vasectomy, pregnancy termination, as well as education and training.
The average American woman becomes sexually active at age 17 and wants two children. She will spend approximately 4 years of her sexually active reproductive life either pregnant or trying to get pregnant, and 25+ years trying to avoid pregnancy.
Working with a diverse expert panel of family physicians, we have created a Reproductive Health Care Initiative that offers a full range of education and training to support you and your practice teammates in providing essential reproductive health services to your patients.