AFP Patient Handouts

This collection includes patient information handouts that physicians can provide to their patients. Use the filters to sort by discipline or topic. You can also search by keyword for articles that include handouts. The collection includes handouts published in AFP since 1998; clinical judgment should be used when referring to handouts, especially older ones, as the validity of the medical information included cannot be guaranteed. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit, the AAFP patient education website.

Preventing HIV Infection in Your Baby
Management of Infants Born to Mothers with HIV Infection
Jul 01, 2021 Issue

How to Use Canes and Walkers
Mobility Assistive Device Use in Older Adults
Jun 15, 2021 Issue

Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Management
Jun 1, 2021 Issue

Having A Baby Outside of a Hospital: What You Need to Know
Out-of-Hospital Birth
Jun 1, 2021 Issue

Urethritis: Rapid Evidence Review
May 1, 2021 Issue

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders
Apr 15, 2021 Issue

Managing Pain in Labor
Pain Management in Labor
Mar 15, 2021 Issue

Sexual Assault of Women
Sexual Assault of Women
Feb 1, 2021 Issue

Hip Pain in Adults
Hip Pain in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis
Jan 15, 2021 Issue

Mammogram Screening for Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Screening: Common Questions and Answers
Jan 1, 2021 Issue

Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy
Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Recognition and Management
Dec 15, 2020 Issue

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Common Questions and Answers on Diagnosis and Management
Nov 15, 2020 Issue

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: What You Should Know
Common Benign Chronic Vulvar Disorders
Nov 1, 2020 Issue

Inguinal (Groin) Hernias
Inguinal Hernias: Diagnosis and Management
Oct 15, 2020 Issue

Preventing Accidental Injuries in Children
Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injury
Oct 1, 2020 Issue

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