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Twenty-Year Follow-Up of Women's Health Initiative Trials: Lower Breast Cancer ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - The cumulative 20-year follow-up report from the Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials found significantly lower breast cancer incidence and mortality among postmenopausal women who previously took conjugated equine estrogen (CEE; Premarin) alone (with a prior hysterectomy) ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/od1.html

Women's Health Specialty

Read the AAFP's opposition to the creation of a women's health subspecialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/womens-health-specialty.html

Women's Health: Do You See the Big Picture?

Women's Health: Do You See the Big Picture?

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/women_s_health_do_you.html

Women's Health Council Asks for FP Survey Participants

The Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care is asking family physicians to complete its quick survey to inform new resources for its patient safety bundles.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180827womenshealth.html

AAFP CME on Women's Health

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on women's health and earn CME credit.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/womens-health.html

Women's Health

Women's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/women-health-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Health Maintenance for Women of Reproductive Age - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2021 - Health maintenance for women of reproductive age includes counseling and screening tests that have been demonstrated to prevent disease and improve health. This article focuses mainly on conditions that are more common in women or have a unique impact on female patients. Family ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p209.html

America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender ...

America’s Frontline Physicians Urge Trump Administration to Protect Transgender Patients and Women’s Reproductive Health

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/more-statements/americas-frontline-physicians-urge-trump-administration-to-protect-transgender-patients.html

Breast Cancer Screening: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - Breast cancer is the most common nonskin cancer in women and accounts for 30% of all new cancers in the United States. The highest incidence of breast cancer is in women 70 to 74 years of age. Numerous risk factors are associated with the development of breast cancer. A risk assessment ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0101/p33.html

Women’s Health

The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women.

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/women.html

Sexual Dysfunction in Women: A Practical Approach - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Sexual dysfunction in women is a common and often distressing problem that has a negative impact on quality of life and medication compliance. The problem is often multifactorial, necessitating a multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment approach that addresses biological, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p281.html

Out-of-Hospital Birth - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Since the 1970s, most births in the United States have been planned to occur in a hospital. However, a small percentage of Americans choose to give birth outside of a hospital. The number of out-of-hospital births has increased, with one in every 61 U.S. births (1.64%) occurring out of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p672.html

Postpartum Care: An Approach to the Fourth Trimester - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - The postpartum period, defined as the 12 weeks after delivery, is an important time for a new mother and her family and can be considered a fourth trimester. Outpatient postpartum care should be initiated within three weeks after delivery in person or by phone, and may require multiple ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p485.html

Health Maintenance in Postmenopausal Women - American Family Physician

May 1, 2017 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in postmenopausal women older than 50 years. Clinicians should use the pooled cohort risk assessment equations or another risk calculator every three to five years to estimate a woman’s 10-year risk of atherosclerotic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p561.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2012 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2013 - This is the second annual summary of top research studies in primary care. In 2012, through regular surveillance of more than 100 English-language clinical research journals, seven clinicians identified 270 studies with the potential to change primary care practice, called POEMs, or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p380.html

Dyspareunia in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - Dyspareunia is recurrent or persistent pain with sexual activity that causes marked distress or interpersonal conflict. It affects approximately 10% to 20% of U.S. women. Dyspareunia can have a significant impact on a woman’s mental and physical health, body image, relationships with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p465.html

Women's Health Care

Read the AAFP's position on the need for a sufficient family physician workforce to meet women's healthcare needs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/womens-healthcare.html

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Women’s Health and ...

Women’s Health and Gynecologic Care

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint282_Women.pdf

Women's Health Care, Family Physicians Providing

Read AAFP's position on the role of family physicians in treating women's healthcare needs.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/womens-healthcare-familyphysicians-providing.html

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - Postpartum hemorrhage is common and can occur in patients without risk factors for hemorrhage. Active management of the third stage of labor should be used routinely to reduce its incidence. Use of oxytocin after delivery of the anterior shoulder is the most important and effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p442.html

Joint Letter of Support for the Women’s Health Protection Act - June 14, 2021

Joint letter from AAFP and other physician organizations to Senator Blumenthal and Representative Chu endorsing the Women’s Health Protection Act.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-BlumenthalChu-WHPA-061421.pdf

Vitamin D Screening and Supplementation in Community-Dwelling Adults: Common Questions ...

Feb 15, 2018 - Measurement of vitamin D levels and supplementation with oral vitamin D have become commonplace, although clinical trials have not demonstrated health benefits. The usefulness of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels to assess adequate exposure to vitamin D is hampered by variations in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p254.html

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Continuous electronic fetal monitoring was developed to screen for signs of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and impending fetal death during labor. Because these events have a low prevalence, continuous electronic fetal monitoring has a false-positive rate of 99%. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p158.html

Hormone Therapy and Other Treatments for Symptoms of Menopause - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2016 - The results of large clinical trials have led physicians and patients to question the safety of hormone therapy for menopause. In the past, physicians prescribed hormone therapy to improve overall health and prevent cardiac disease, as well as for symptoms of menopause. Combined ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p884.html

Health Maintenance in Women - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2013 - The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for tobacco use, alcohol misuse, intimate partner violence, and depression. Premenopausal women should receive preconception counseling ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p30.html

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