Women's Health Clinical Recommendations & Guidelines

63 Total

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP recommends the USPSTF Guideline for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in men and women.

Adult Sinusitis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the Clinical Practice Guideline on Adult Sinusitis categorized by the AAFP with Affirmation of Value.

Alcohol Misuse - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP recommends the USPSTF Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation for Alcohol Misuse.

Allergic Rhinitis

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on allergic rhinitis.

Annual EKGs for Low-risk Patients - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on annual electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other cardiac screening for low-risk patients.

Antibiotics for Sinusitis - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescribing antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

Aspirin Use to Prevent CVD and Colorectal Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP recommends the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on Asprin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer.

Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines on Management of Newly-Detected Atrial Fibrillation.

Bladder Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on bladder cancer.

Breast Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, CBE - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive recommendations on screening for breast cancer via clinical exam.

Breast Cancer, Self BSE- Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive recommendations on self breast examination for breast cancer.

Cardiovascular Risk - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk, endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

Cerumen Impaction - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP's clinical recommendation on cerumen impaction.

Cholesterol - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline for treatment of cholesterol endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

Chronic Kidney Disease - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1 to 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.

Colorectal Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Screening, Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on colorectal cancer in adults.

Depression - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on depression.

DEXA for Osteoporosis - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't use dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) screening for osteoporosis in women under age 65 or men under 70 with no risk factors.

Diabetes - Clinical Practice Guidelines

View AAFP-endorsed guidelines for management of diabetes in children and adolescents and for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

Genomic Testing for Cardiovascular Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on genomic testing for cardiovascular disease.

Genomic Testing for Colorectal Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on genomic testing for colorectal cancer.

Gestational Diabetes - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on gestational diabetes.

Hearing Loss, Deafness, and the Hard-of-Hearing

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding hearing loss, deafness, and hard-of-hearing status.

Hepatitis B Virus Chronic Infection Screening - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for Hepatitis B virus chronic infection screening.

HIV Screening, Adolescents and Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adolescents and adults.

Hoarseness - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the evidence-based clinical practice guideline on hoarseness (dysphonia) developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and endorsed by the AAFP.

Hypertension - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, developed by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC-8) and endorsed by the AAFP.

Illicit Drug Use - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on illicit drug use.

Imaging for Low Back Pain - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't do imaging for low back pain within the first six weeks, unless red flags are present.

Influenza Vaccines

Read current clinical recommendations for influenza immunizations from the AAFP.

Intimate Partner Violence

Read about AAFP's policy on intimate partner violence.

Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.

Low Back Pain - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline endorsed by the AAFP on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain.

Lung Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lung cancer.

Management of Acute and Recurrent Gout

Access the clinical practice guideline endorsed by the AAFP on the Management of Acute and Recurrent Gout.

Obesity and Overweight

Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Access the Clinical Practice Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain categorized by the AAFP with Affirmation of Value.

Otitis Media - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing acute otitis media, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the AAFP.

Ovarian Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening and referral for ovarian cancer.

Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

Read the AAFP's position on over-the-counter oral contraceptives.

Overweight and Obesity in Adults - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline on Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults endorsed by the AAFP.

Pap Smears - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't perform Pap smears on women under the age of 21 or women who have had a hysterectomy for non-cancer disease.

Pelvic Exam or Physical Exams to Prescribe Oral Contraceptive Medications - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not require a pelvic exam or other physical exam to prescribe oral contraceptive medications.

Post Myocardial Infarction Depression - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP's Guidelines for the Detection and Treatment of Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression.

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Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.

Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis in Asymptomatic Adult Patients - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t screen for carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in asymptomatic adult patients.

Screening for Cervical Cancer in Women Older Than 65 Years of Age - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t screen women older than 65 years of age for cervical cancer who have had adequate prior screening and are not otherwise at high risk for cervical cancer.

Screening Pelvic Exam - Clinical Practice Guideline

AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline

Screening Pelvic Exam - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical preventive service recommendations on screening for certain gynecologic conditions with pelvic exams.

Thyroid - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for thyroid problems.

Tobacco Use - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for and use of behavioral counseling to prevent tobacco use.

Treatment of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline endorsed by the AAFP on the Treatment of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis.

Tuberculosis Infection, Asymptomatic Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on tuberculosis in asymptomatic adults.

United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Urinary Incontinence in Women - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women.

Venous Thromboembolism - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for Current Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism in Primary Care and on Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients.

Vertigo - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical recommendation on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Vitamin Supplementation - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on vitamin supplementation.