Internal Medicine Physicians Support Efforts to Restore and Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care

viernes, 1 de marzo de 2024

WASHINGTON March 1, 2024 – The American College of Physicians (ACP) strongly supports efforts to restore and protect individuals and institutions who provide in vitro fertilization (IVF) services. As we have seen access to reproductive health services threatened across this country over the past several years, it has become even more urgent to protect access to all aspects of reproductive health care. The recent court decision in Alabama is a troubling sign and we are deeply concerned that we will see further efforts, nationally or in other states, that restrict access to IVF or other reproductive health care.

Our patients need to be able to access appropriate, evidence-based medical care, including the full range of reproductive health care services, without undue political interference. Physicians must not face civil, criminal, or licensure penalties for providing medical care. We need to be free to care for our patients in accordance with our clinical judgment without being threatened with punitive policies. Instead of policies that restrict access to IVF and threaten patients and their physicians, we should be looking for ways to promote equitable access to reproductive health care services and to safeguard maternal health across the country.


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