AAFP Clinical Policies
The AAFP reviews all USPSTF recommendations and evidence reports. If the AAFP agrees with the USPSTF, a link is provided to the USPSTF website for more information. When the AAFP’s assessment differs from the USPSTF, a separate recommendation is developed.
Read the AAFP's recommendations regarding confidentiality and privacy when treating adolescent patients.
Read the AAFP's position on alcohol advertising and underage alcohol usage.
Read the AAFP's position on the appropriate use of antibiotic treatment.
Read the AAFP's position on the use of athletic performance enhancing drugs.
Read the AAFP's position on chelation therapy as a treatment for artherosclerotic vascular disease.
Coverage, Patient Education, and Counseling for Family Planning, Contraceptive Methods, and Sterilization Procedures
Read the AAFP's policy on coverage, counseling, and methods for family planning.
AAFP policy on fluoridation of public water supplies and treatment for children.
Learn about AAFP's policy regarding hearing loss, deafness, and hard-of-hearing status.
Read about AAFP's policy on intimate partner violence.
Read the AAFP position on the use of laetrile as a treatment for cancer patients.
Read AAFP's position on long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.
Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.
Read the AAFP's position on over-the-counter oral contraceptives.
Read the AAFP's recommendation on physical activity in children.
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.
Read AAFP's endorsement of strategies for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases and blood borne infections.