• Reproductive Decisions, Training in

    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: Contraception and associated procedural techniques, options counseling, miscarriage management, opt-out abortion training, and referral services.

    The AAFP supports the preservation of personally held moral principles so that no physician or healthcare professional shall be required to perform actions that violate personal ethics.

    The AAFP also strongly believes that there is an ethical obligation to provide complete and accurate medical information and referrals for desired services for women and pregnant people, and to ensure that when referrals are made, they are made for appropriate evidenced-based services. (1995) (October 2020 BOD)