American Academy of Family Physicians

Statement Date
2009
Statement Summary

Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. 

The AAFP opposes all discrimination in any form, including but not limited to, that on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic affiliation, health, age, disability, economic status, body habitus or national origin.

AAFP also agreed "to send a letter to the top national payers stating our opposition to plans that exclude coverage for the treatment of gender dysphoria."

Full Citation

American Academy of Family Physicians, Policy: Discrimination, Patient (1996) (2015 COD)

American Academy of Family Physicians, Summary of Actions: 2009 National Conference of Special Constituencies, Resolution No. 9, 4 (2009)