The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that all medical students and family medicine residents receive comprehensive training in reproductive decision making. Curricula and training should include but are not limited to: abortion, pregnancy termination, contraception, and surgical and non-surgical management of ectopic pregnancy, medication abortion and contraceptive management in-person and via telehealth, options counseling, miscarriage management, opt-out abortion training, and referral services.
The AAFP believes that no physician or healthcare professional shall be required to perform actions that violate personal beliefs.
The AAFP also strongly believes that there is an ethical obligation to provide complete and accurate medical information and referrals for desired services for all patients and pregnant people, and to ensure that when referrals are made, they are made for appropriate evidenced-based services. (1995) (July 2022 BC)