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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, ...

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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

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 ...

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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.

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Resolution No. 509 (Arizona A) - Oppose Legislation of Physician-Patient Decision ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) specifically support the medical appropriateness of gender affirmation care for transgender children and adolescents, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation limiting medical ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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

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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Reparative Therapy (Conversion Therapy)

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

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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.

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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AAFP Backgrounder: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

...Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health AAFP Position The AAFP supports full legal equality for same-gender families, including individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT), and access to health care that addresses health disparities...


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