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Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons: What Clinicians Should Know - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - Persons whose experienced or expressed gender differs from their sex assigned at birth may identify as transgender. Transgender and gender-diverse persons may have gender dysphoria (i.e., distress related to this incongruence) and often face substantial health care disparities and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p645.html

Webcast: The Family Physician Who Cares for Transgender Patients in Five Southern ...

May 7, 2019 - Watch the webcast to hear from Izzy Lowell, MD, MBA, founder of QMed, a telehealth-based practice serving transgender and gender nonconforming patients.

Med School and Residency : Explore a Career in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/choosing-fm/webinar-caring-for-transgender-patients.html

Protect Transgender and Intersex Patients

Nov 20, 2018 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O., describes the many factors that contribute to gender identity, and she calls for physicians to take a stand in support of their transgender and intersex patients.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181120fp-transgender.html

America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender ...

May 28, 2019 - America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender Patients and Women’s Reproductive Health

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/americas-frontline-physicians-urge-trump-administration-to-protect-transgender-patients-and-womens-reproductive-health.html

Resolution No. 413 (Member A) - AAFP Statement Against Limiting Transgender Troops in ...

Oct 23, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to issue a statement opposing the ban on transgender persons serving in the United States Armed Forces.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/resolution-413.mem.html

AAFP Reaffirms Antidiscrimination Policy with Vote on Transgender Equality

Sep 20, 2016 - AAFP Reaffirms Antidiscrimination Policy with Vote on Transgender Equality

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/transgender-equality.html

Proposed Rule Would Hurt Transgender Patients, Women, Say Groups

Jun 3, 2019 - A coalition that includes the AAFP recently objected to an HHS proposed rule that could allow discrimination against transgender people and restrict women's access to health care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190603-1557rule.html

Going the Extra Mile for Transgender Patients

Jun 10, 2019 - When Izzy Lowell, M.D., M.B.A., realized how great the need was for transgender care in her region, she created a five-state practice to fill the void.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190610fdf-lowell.html

Resolution No. 508 (Washington C) - Transgender Use of Public Facilities -- 2016 ...

May 23, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American American Academy of Family Physicians endorse existing state and federal laws that protect people from discrimination based on gender expression and identify, and oppose laws that compromise the safety and health of transgender people by failing to...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions/washington-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 509 (New York F) - Oppose Discrimination Against Transgender People -- ...

Aug 22, 2016 - This resolution asks that the American American Academy of Family Physicians endorse existing anti-discrimination laws protecting people from discrimination based on gender expression and identity, and be it further that the AAFP oppose restroom restrictive laws that compromise the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions/newyork-f.mem.html

Start by Viewing Transgender Patients as People -- Not 'Burdens'

Aug 3, 2017 - Discrimination against transgender people is precipitated by viewing patients with dollar signs over their heads, rather than simply seeing them as people.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170803fp-transgendercare.html

Transgender Health Resources -- Member Constituency Resources

Jun 11, 2013 - Use links to view external websites about Transgender Health Resources.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/constituency/lgbt/transgender.html

The Responsibility of Family Physicians to Our Transgender Patients - Editorials - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - To mitigate the health disparities experienced by transgender persons, family physicians must use the resources available to take the lead in meeting the medical and social needs of these patients.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p635.html

FPs Can Lead in Treating Transgender Patients With Dignity

Apr 11, 2017 - Transgender patients need protection from discrimination in health care. Family physicians can help ensure they receive it.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fps_can_lead_in_treating.html

Care of a Transgender Adolescent - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - Although the actual number may be higher, research estimates that approximately 700,000 Americans are transgender. Many in this population have inadequate insurance to cover appropriate health care. Primary care clinicians treat transgender patients in their practices, and although not ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p142.html

Updated Recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ...

Jan 15, 2013 - The health care of transgender persons has begun moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight; as transgender health care moves into the mainstream, primary care physicians will be increasingly called upon to provide compassionate and individualized care to this diverse community.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/p89.html

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) -- Member Constituency Resources

Jun 11, 2013 - AAFP provides links to external Web sites with more information for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and does not guarantee the products or services offered on these sites.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/constituency/lgbt.html

Testosterone Therapy: Review of Clinical Applications - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2017 - Testosterone therapy is increasingly common in the United States, and many of these prescriptions are written by primary care physicians. There is conflicting evidence on the benefit of male testosterone therapy for age-related declines in testosterone. Physicians should not measure ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p441.html

Survey Breaks Down Clinicians' Views on Transgender Care

Dec 14, 2018 - A new report in the Annals of Family Medicine indicates that most -- but not all -- primary care clinicians are willing to provide care for transgender patients, but some feel unprepared to do so.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181214transgendercare.html

Communicating Effectively with Transgender Patients - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Sep 1, 2008 - Transgender persons are those who consider their gender to be different from their biological sex. Hence, a male-to-female person is a biologic male who identifies as a female, and a female-to-male person is a biologic female who identifies as male.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/p648.html

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Difficult Insertions and Removals - American ...

Sep 1, 2018 - The use of long-acting reversible contraception is on the rise across the United States and has contributed to a decrease in teen pregnancies. With the increased use of long-acting reversible contraception, physicians may encounter difficult insertions and removals of intrauterine ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p304.html

Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Childhood bullying is common and can lead to serious adverse physical and mental health effects for both the victim and the bully. In teenagers, risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying include being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; having a disability or medical condition ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p187.html

Provision of Contraception: Key Recommendations from the CDC - American Family Physician

May 1, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released comprehensive recommendations for provision of family planning services. Contraceptive services may be addressed in five steps, and counseling may be provided in a tiered approach, whereby the most effective options are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p625.html

Medical Screening and Care of Incarcerated Transgender Patients - Letters to the Editor...

Jul 15, 2019 - ...Medical Screening and Care of Incarcerated Transgender Patients Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jul 15;100(2):70-72. Original Article: Care of Incarcerated Patients Issue Date: November 15, 2018 See additional reader comments at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1115/p577.html To the Editor: Dr....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p70.html

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Health Toolkit

Jul 1, 2019 - Family physicians have a unique opportunity to have an impact on the health of their LGBT patients by creating welcoming and inclusive clinical environments to address these disparities. Find resources designed to help family physicians provide more relevant and effective care for their...

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/lgbt-toolkit.html

Resolution No. 207 (New York State G) - Use of Reparative or Conversion Therapy -- ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physiciansreaffirm its policy opposing the use of ‘reparative’ or ‘conversion’ therapy of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that parents, ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newyork-g.mem.html

NCCL Delegates Vote on Transgender, Other Issues

May 11, 2016 - During the May 7 business session of the 2016 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, delegates adopted measures supporting transgender and gender-nonconforming people, as well as other patient care issues.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20160511nccl-hops.html

Care of the College Student - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2013 - There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p596.html

Amenorrhea: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - Menstrual patterns can be an indicator of overall health and self-perception of well-being. Primary amenorrhea, defined as the lifelong absence of menses, requires evaluation if menarche has not occurred by 15 years of age or three years post-thelarche. Secondary amenorrhea is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p39.html

Member Constituencies

Jul 18, 2017 - View member constituency resources specific for women; minority; new physician; international medical graduate; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender physicians and patients.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/constituency.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 75 - December 1, 2018 -- American Family Physician

Dec 18, 2018 - Episode 75 includes discussions on care for transgender persons, dental problems, short-term medical trips, Crohn's disease, preventing diabetes, deep vein thrombosis, and Faith in Subtraction: De-prescribing.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/75.html

Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: Treatment Recommendations from the ...

May 1, 2018 - Gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent persons require a safe and effective hormone regimen. These recommendations are an update to the clinical practice guideline on endocrine treatment of transsexual persons published in 2009 by the Endocrine Society.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p608.html

Iron Deficiency Anemia: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2013 - Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder worldwide and accounts for approximately one-half of anemia cases. The diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia is confirmed by the findings of low iron stores and a hemoglobin level two standard deviations below normal. Women should be...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/p98.html

Adolescent Substance Use and Misuse: Recognition and Management - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2019 - Adolescent use of illicit substances imposes an enormous burden on individuals, families, and communities. The types of illicit substances adolescents are using have changed drastically over the past decade with decreases in alcohol use (including binge alcohol use) offset by increases ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p689.html

Reparative Therapy (Conversion Therapy)

May 24, 2016 - AAFP opposes the use of reparative therapy or conversion therapy in lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual individuals.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reparative-therapy.html

AFP Podcast: Pilot Episode 2 - July 15, 2015 -- American Family Physician

May 4, 2016 - AFP podcast pilot episode 2 includes discussions on depression, fungal toenail, red eyelid, health literacy, transgender medicine, and an interview with Dr. Wanda Filer, President Elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/pilot2.html

Dental Problems in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2018 - Oral health directly affects overall health and quality of life. More Americans lack dental insurance than medical insurance. Patients with poor oral health are more likely to have respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and diabetes mellitus. Early ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p654.html

School Absenteeism in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2018 - Frequent school absenteeism has immediate and long-term negative effects on academic performance, social functioning, high school and college graduation rates, adult income, health, and life expectancy. Previous research focused on distinguishing between truancy and anxiety-driven ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/p738.html

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=45

Resolution No. 602 (New York State C) entitled End Health Care Discrimination for ...

Jun 11, 2013 - This resolution deals with insurance coverage for treatment of gender identity disorder/gender dysphoria.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2012/resolutions/resolution-602.mem.html

Care of Incarcerated Patients - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2018 - The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any nation in the world. Approximately 870 of every 100,000 U.S. citizens are currently in jails or prisons. U.S. inmates are disproportionately young males, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons of low socioeconomic status. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1115/p577.html

Health Care and Insurance Issues for Transgender Persons - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2006 - ...Health Care and Insurance Issues for Transgender Persons Am Fam Physician. 2006 Dec 15;74(12):2022-2023. to the editor: In reading the article, Testosterone Treatments: Why, When, and How?, in the May 1, 2006, issue of American Family Physician, I was surprised that it did not mention...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2022.html

Intimate Partner Violence - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2016 - Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a prevalent worldwide health problem, affecting women more commonly than men. IPV is underreported and underrecognized by health care professionals. Even when IPV is recognized, it remains an underaddressed issue. In addition to physical injury and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p646.html

Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2017 - Despite recent shifts in societal attitudes toward same-sex relationships, women who have sex with women face a variety of barriers to optimal health, including a history of negatively perceived interactions in clinical settings that lead them to delay or avoid health care. Women who ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/p314.html

Transgender Care Resources for Family Physicians - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - ...Transgender Care Resources for Family Physicians ANNE M. PROULX, D.O., SHERRI L. MORGAN, M.D., M.P.H., and GORDON S. WALBROEHL, M.D., Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2006 Sep 15;74(6):924-926. In the early 1970s, professional tennis player...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p924.html

AFP December 1 2018 Online Access

Crohn's Disease: Diagnosis and Management; Dental Problems in Primary Care; Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons: What Clinicians Should Know

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Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/shop/single-issue-cme/afp-december-1-2018-online-access

Preventive Health Care for Men Who Have Sex with Men - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2015 - Men who have sex with men (MSM) comprise at least 4% of males in the United States. MSM may describe themselves as gay, bisexual, or heterosexual. Because current medical practice does not always facilitate discussion of sexual behaviors, this group of men may face barriers to receiving...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/p844.html

Statement from the Group of 6 on Protecting Transgender Patients and Women's ...

...America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender Patients and Women’s Reproductive Health Proposed changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act would jeopardize care for patients who need it the most Washington, DC-Last week, the U.S....

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/ST-Group6-TransgenderSection1557-052819.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Evaluation and treatment of a suicidal patient are challenging tasks for the physician. Because no validated predictive tools exist, clinical judgment guides the decision-making process. Although there is insufficient evidence to support routine screening, evidence shows that asking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p602.html

Adult Transgender Wellness: Providing Appropriate and Compassionate Care to Transgender...

...Adult Transgender Wellness: Providing Appropriate and Compassionate Care to Transgender Adults Ronni Hayon, MD ACTIVITY DISCLAIMER The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-280-281.pdf

Resolution No. 206 (New Mexico B) - Health in All Policies (HiAP) -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians provide education on the Health in All Policy (HiAP) approach at the annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit and the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newmexico-b.mem.html

Amicus Brief: Jane Doe V. Trump Re: Transgender Military Ban - October 4, 2017

...I. What It Means To Be Transgender And To Experience Gender Dysphoria .......................3 A. Gender Identity ........................................................................................................6 B. Gender Dysphoria .........

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-JaneDoeVTrump-TransgenderMilitaryBan-100417.pdf

Amicus Brief: Stockman V. Trump Re: Transgender Military Ban - November 8, 2017

...I. What It Means To Be Transgender And To Experience Gender Dysphoria ................................................................................. 3 A. Gender Identity................................................................................ 5 B. Gender Dysphoria...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-StockmanVTrump-TransgenderMilitaryBan-110817.pdf

AAFP Reprint No. 289D | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

...Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health This document was endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Introduction This Curriculum Guideline defines a recommended training strategy for family medicine residents. Attitudes, behaviors, knowledge, and skills...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint289D_LGBT.pdf

Care of a Transgender Adolescent

July 1, 2015 Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p142.pdf

Emergency and Urgent Care Self-Study Package -- CME

Jul 12, 2019 - Refine your emergency care skills on topics that include pediatric emergencies, stroke and stroke mimics, vascular emergencies and more.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/er-urgent.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in San Antonio, TX -- CME

Jun 5, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, Oct. 9-12 in San Antonio, TX.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/san-antonio.html

AAFP ER course - Earn CME from the comfort of your own home or office -- CME

Jun 5, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME-without traveling. Live stream the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course, Oct. 9-12.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/online-streaming-san-antonio.html

AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Oct 4, 2018 - Earn CME, provide better care for adult patients, and directly apply knowledge in practice. Attend the AAFP’s Adult Medicine live course in Las Vegas.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/internal-live/las-vegas1.html

Guidelines for the Use of Antibiotics in Acute Upper Respiratory Infections - American ...

Sep 15, 2006 - To help physicians with the appropriate use of antibiotics in children and adults with upper respiratory tract infection, a multidisciplinary team evaluated existing guidelines and summarized key practice points. Acute otitis media in children should be diagnosed only if there is abrupt...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p956.html

Intimate Partner Violence - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1165.html

AAFP Emergency CME Course in Providence, RI -- CME

Sep 18, 2018 - Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course in Providence, RI, this summer.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/providence.html

Delegates Focus on Race in Medicine, Gender-affirming Care

May 1, 2019 - During the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, delegates acted on numerous resolutions considered by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science, many of which focused on addressing race-based aspects of medical care and implicit bias.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190501nccl-hops.html

Improving Care for LGBTQ Community

Jun 11, 2018 - Kevin Wang, M.D., is teaching medical students, residents, physicians and others how to meet the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180611fdf-wang.html

Words Matter: Support Science, Evidence

Dec 19, 2017 - Debate continues about seven words CDC officials have reportedly been told to avoid. Regardless of the list's origin, the controversy points to a need to defend science.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171219lv-cdcwords.html

Screening for Cervical Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task...

Feb 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer every 3 years with cervical cytology alone in women aged 21 to 29 years. For women aged 30 to 65 years, the USPSTF recommends screening every 3 years with cervical cytology alone, every 5 years with high-risk human papillomavirus ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/od1.html

When to Discuss Prostate Cancer Screening with Your Patients - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 15, 2019 - ...Next: Medical Screening and Care of Incarcerated Transgender Patients View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 100/No. 2(July 15, 2019) / When to Discuss Prostate Cancer Screening with Your Patients...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p69.html

Science and Education

Jul 1, 2019 - Evidence-based knowledge and education, including guidelines, clinical recommendations, and physician education resources designed to help family physicians provide more relevant and effective care for their LGBT patients.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/lgbt-toolkit/science.html

Advocacy

Jul 1, 2019 - Information on local, state, and national LGBT advocacy efforts, including the latest on AAFP advocacy efforts.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/lgbt-toolkit/advocacy.html

Medical Content Should Be Equitable and Inclusive of Diverse Populations - Letters to ...

Jun 1, 2019 - ...of color (https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/p850.html and https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/p859.html)2,3 and also a recent article on transgender care (https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p645.html)4 that has been acknowledged as an important resource in other articles...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p664.html

Tools and Resources

Jul 1, 2019 - Tools and resources to support LGBT patient care strategies, including additional toolkits and patient education resources.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/lgbt-toolkit/tools.html

Resolution No. *** (California B) - Requiring Gender Pronouns on Nametags at all AAFP ...

May 9, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) require all individuals to identify their preferred pronouns upon event registration, with the option to opt-out, to be printed on name badges at all AAFP-sponsored events and conferences starting in 2020.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/california-b.mem.html

Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family ...

May 28, 2019 - Read the AAFP's policy on Advancing Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/socialdeterminantofhealth-positionpaper.html

AAFP, Other Medical Groups Update Sports Physical Guidance

Jun 11, 2019 - The AAFP has joined with five other medical organizations to update the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Monograph, which provides guidance to physicians and other clinicians on properly administering the PPE, also known as the sports physical.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190611ppeupdate.html

Women's Health

Jul 8, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/women.html

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Jun 20, 2019 - The AAFP provides information for family physicians as health care reform established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca.html

USPSTF: Screen for HIV in Patients Ages 15-65

Jun 19, 2019 - On June 11, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted final recommendation statements and evidence reports on screening for and preventing HIV infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190619uspstfhivfinal.html

Preventing or Delaying Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Diet and Exercise - Cochrane for ...

Dec 1, 2018 - There is moderate-quality evidence that in patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) defined by an abnormal 75-g two-hour glucose tolerance test, implementing changes in diet and adding physical activity together can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p643.html

AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p538.html

Deep Venous Thrombosis: Home vs. Inpatient Treatment - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - Patients treated at home with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) have lower rates of recurrent VTE than those treated in a hospital.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p642.html

Practical Strategies to Achieve Your Health Policy Goals -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - As a physician, you can have a powerful voice in bringing about change in your community. Here’s how to go about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p20.html

Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

May 9, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nicotine-tobacco-prevention.html

FPs Call for Expanding Education Topics in Residency

May 3, 2019 - During the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, delegates acted on a number of resolutions considered during the Reference Committee on Education hearing that was held April 26.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190503nccl-educ.html

AFP's Top 20 Articles of 2018 -- American Family Physician

Mar 21, 2019 - View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician in 2018.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/top-20-of-2018.html

Violence (Position Paper)

Mar 19, 2019 - Read AAFP's position paper on family violence as an important public health issue.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/violence.html

Gun Violence, Prevention of (Position Paper)

Mar 19, 2019 - Read AAFP's position on the prevention of gun violence.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/gun-violence.html

Violence as a Public Health Concern

Mar 19, 2019 - Read the AAFP's position on violence as a major public health concern and the role of the family physician in managing both risks and protection.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/violence-public-health.html

Effective Advocacy for Patients and Communities - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Jan 1, 2019 - Family physicians play diverse roles in society, often bridging individual and community perspectives. Family physicians' ethics require providing care to all persons regardless of their geographic, economic, political, racial, religious, or sexual orientation status.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p44.html

Finding the Right Mentor Is Worth the Quest

Feb 25, 2019 - Mentors, regardless of specialty, can have a profound effect on students. AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that a surgeon helped start him on his way to a career in medicine.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190225lv-mentoring.html

Main Stage and Featured Presenters

Jan 25, 2019 - View featured and main stage speakers for the 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 25 - 27, 2019, KC Convention Center, Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/education/speakers.html

Let's Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Nov 26, 2018 - Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that it's high time we find a fix for the drug pricing system that we've grown too accustomed to.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181126fp-drugprices.html

Physicians Deserve to Be Safe at Work. Are We?

Nov 12, 2018 - The murders of multiple physicians prompted Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., to ponder what physicians, their employers and legislators can do to make health care settings safer. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181112fp-safety.html

Faith in Subtraction: Deprescribing in Older Patient Facilitates Needed Surgery - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - Having faith and an open mind, even in the face of major health problems, can go a long way in helping patients reach their goals.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p634.html

Conflicting Beliefs Shouldn't Hinder Patient Care

Aug 28, 2018 - Recent news of pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions raises a question: What happens when the beliefs of a health care professional conflict with those of a patient?

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180828lv-pharmrefusal.html

Why Does Equal Pay for Equal Work Still Elude Us?

Sep 7, 2018 - The compensation gap between male and female physicians is widening. AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., writes that this inequity is inexcusable and must end.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180907lv-genderpaygap.html

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-services.html

2018-19 AFP Podcast Team -- American Family Physician

Jul 20, 2018 - The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast-2018-19.html

July 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

...Medical Screening and Care of Incarcerated Transgender Patients - Free Full Text Scott Nass Reply: Dawn M. Davis; Jennifer K. Bello Fasting vs. Nonfasting Lipid Profile for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk - Free Full Text Alan M. Ehrlich Reply: Joel J. Heidelbaugh...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/

Resolution No. 402 (Colorado A) - Diversity Support -- 2016 Resolutions

Apr 17, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians establish an Office of Diversity that will serve as the official AAFP repository for policies and information related to discrimination, diversity, and cultural proficiency that will coordinate active promotion of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions/colorado-a3.mem.html

Education and Practice-Based Resources

Mar 27, 2018 - Get practice-based and educational resources from The EveryONE Project to learn about and address social determinants of health among your patients.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/education.html

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