Reproductive Health Care

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.

Reproductive Health
Initiative

This initiative, from 2018-2020 included a series of live and enduring activities, including presentations at state AFP chapters, and NP and PA partner organizations. The 45-60 minute case-based curriculum was developed by a team of practicing family physicians and is designed to enhance comfort, confidence and competency in counseling patients on reproductive health life planning. CAFP reached over 5,100 learners at 26 live and 9 virtual activities across the country.

Performance Improvement in Practice

CAFP, in partnership with Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association, developed an ABFM Part IV Improving Performance in Practice module. This module was designed to increase the use of One Key Question® for reproductive health planning, enhance physician-patient communication, and improve team approaches to care.

A Family Doctor's Guide to Medication Abortion
Allows up to 1.0 AAFP Prescribed credits and 1.0 PRA Category 1TM credits

Cases and Conversations in Reproductive Health
Represent the wide range of patients in your practice and offer you an opportunity to reflect on your skills and knowledge related to reproductive health.

Reproductive Health Care Resources

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