Reproductive health is expansive - and essential. It encompasses topics like menstrual cycles, menstruation and menopause, basic female anatomy, contraception, pregnancy care, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, ending a pregnancy, adoption options, preventive care screenings and more. Family physicians should work with patients in shared decision-making to ensure they have the information they need to live healthy lives.
Choosing Wisely is an ABIM Foundation initiative that advances a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures
Pelvic Exam or Physical Exams to Prescribe Oral Contraceptive Medications
Screening Pelvic Exams in Asymptomatic Non-pregnant Women
Screening for Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in Asymptomatic Adults
Screening for Cervical Cancer in Women Older Than 65 Years of Age
Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) is a cooperative agreement between ACOG and HRSA to develop, review and update recommendations relevant to women’s preventive health services.
Additional Screening Sources
United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use - Clinical Practice Guideline | AAFP
Billing Codes for Implantable Subdermal Contraception
Coding Sex-Specific Services for Transgender Patients
Navigate Patients’ Anxiety about Pelvic Exams
Communication Tips for Caring for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to women throughout their lives, including pre- and postnatal care and preventive and wellness care such as mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, contraceptive advice, and other diagnostic tests.
AAFP Continuing Medical Education
Family Medicine Pregnancy Care Post-Dobbs
Family-Centered Pregnancy Care
Evidence Based Contraception: Common Questions and Answers
Applying Harm Reduction Principles to Reproductive Health
Contraception Resources for Physicians & Patients
Family Planning and Contraception
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Difficult Insertions and Removals
Initiating Hormonal Contraception
Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP)
Reproductive Health Access Project, Inc. trains, supports, and mobilizes primary care clinicians to ensure equitable access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion. By centering communities most impacted by barriers to care, RHAP fills critical gaps in clinical education and care delivery. (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Reproductive Health Access Project | (reproductiveaccess.org)
Early Abortion Options | Reproductive Health Access Project, Inc.
Ectopic Pregnancy | Reproductive Health Access Project, Inc.
Emergency Contraception and Medication Abortion: What’s The Difference | Reproductive Health Access, Inc.
How to Use Abortion Pills | Reproductive Health Access, Inc.
How to Use MAB Pills (Miso Only) | Reproductive Health Access, Inc.
IUD after Childbirth | Reproductive Health Access, Inc.
Miscarriage Treatment Options | Reproductive Health Access, Inc.
Preconception-Care | Reproductive Health Access, Inc.
Skipping Periods on Birth Control | Reproductive Health Access, Inc.
Vasectomy | Reproductive Health Access, Inc.
From Familydoctor.org (the AAFP's patient education website)
Pregnancy: Making Choices
Ending a Pregnancy
What to Do When Your Pregnancy Is Unexpected
Early Pregnancy Loss
What Is Ectopic Pregnancy? Tubal Pregnancy