Reproductive Decisions, Training in

The American Academy of Family Physicians supports the concept that no physician or other health professional shall be required to perform any act which violates personally held moral principles.

The AAFP recommends that medical students and family medicine residents be trained in counseling and referral skills regarding all options available to pregnant women.

The AAFP supports current language in the Program Requirements for Residency Training in Family Practice of the Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine concerning the provision of opportunities for residents to learn procedural skills they anticipate will be part of their future practices. (1995) (2010 COD)