Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to women throughout their lives. These services can include not only pre- and postnatal care, but also preventive and wellness care, such as mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, contraceptive advice, and other diagnostic tests. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), new health insurance policies are required to cover a range of women’s preventive health care services without cost sharing.
Services requiring coverage include:
- Annual, well-woman visits
- Screening for gestational diabetes
- Human papillomavirus testing
- Counseling for sexually transmitted infections
- Counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus
- Contraceptive methods and counseling
- Breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling
- Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.
With the ACA in place, women can be confident that they’ll continue to receive vital preventive and wellness services provided by trusted family physicians.
Statement from the Group of 6 on Protecting Transgender Patients and Women's Reproductive Health - May 28, 2019(3 page PDF)
AAFP Testimony to Senate Appropriations Labor HHS on FY 2020 Priorities - April 12, 2019(3 page PDF)
Joint Letter to Senate in Support for S. 916, the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act - April 9, 2019(3 page PDF)
Joint Letter to House in Support for S. 916, the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act - April 9, 2019(3 page PDF)
AAFP Letter in Support of Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) - April 2, 2019(1 page PDF)
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