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.
A Review of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Methods and Barriers to Their Use article in Wisconsin Medical Journal (WMJ). WMJ is a peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journal published six times a year by the Wisconsin Medical Society.
Health Care Barriers to Provision of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception in Wisconsin article in Wisconsin Medical Journal (WMJ). WMJ is a peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journal published six times a year by the Wisconsin Medical Society.
OneKeyQuestion: One Key Question® supports women’s power to decide by helping to transform their health care experience. The notion behind One Key Question® is simple: it asks all health providers and champions who support women to routinely ask, “Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?” From there, the provider or champion takes the conversation in the direction the woman herself indicates is the right one, whether that is family planning, preconception health, prenatal care or other needs.
Bedsider Providers is an online birth control support network for women ages 18-29, which helps clinicians and patients find the method of birth control that’s right and learn how to use it consistently and effectively.
The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) works directly with primary care providers, helping them integrate abortion, contraception and miscarriage care into their practices so that everyone can receive this essential health care from their own primary care clinicians.
US Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for Contraceptive Use: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention MEC includes recommendations for using specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions.
Apps and Online Services (Android and IOS): Several contraception apps and online services have been developed to assist clinicians and patients with decision-making, access and use. This story from NPR offers information and features the apps and services below: