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  • November 03, 2021 11:17 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) has opened the public comment period for the following draft recommendations: Contraception and Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection. Public comment is an opportunity for broad public input that increases the transparency and quality of our program. The comment period for draft recommendations is October 27 – November 24, 2021. For timeliness, all comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the final day of the comment period.

    Comment Today

    After this public comment opportunity, the Multidisciplinary Steering Committee will review the public comments submitted. The final draft recommendations will be submitted to the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for review and inclusion under the Health Resources and Services Administration-supported Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines.

  • October 25, 2021 11:05 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    Registration for AAPA 2022 opens on October 27, 2021 with "Super Early Bird" pricing being available from Oct 27 - Nov 30. This is the cheapest you will pay! 

    Click here for more information.

  • October 12, 2021 2:42 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    JAAPA | Salzer, Elizabeth A.J. DMSc, PA-C, NYSAFE, C-EFM

    Abstract

    Premenopausal transgender men who retain internal female reproductive organs, who use exogenous testosterone, and who are sexually active with cisgender men are often capable of conception. This article discusses the potential for fecundity in transgender men, as well as appropriate reproductive care depending on whether the patient prefers to avoid conception or to become pregnant.

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  • October 12, 2021 2:39 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    JAAPA | Conlon, J. Leocadia PhD, MPH, PA-C; Malcolm, Sharyn MD, MPH, FAAP; Monaghan, Maureen PhD

    Abstract

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), characterized by ovulatory dysfunction and hyperandrogenism, is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women of reproductive age. Early diagnosis can help clinicians address associated long-term metabolic and reproductive health complications and mitigate the negative effects of PCOS on a patient's mental health and quality of life. Clinicians often are challenged by the diagnosis and management of PCOS because of controversies around diagnostic criteria, especially for adolescents. The International Consortium of Paediatric Endocrinology 2017 Consensus Statement provides practical guidance for clinicians to implement best practices for the identification, diagnosis, and management of PCOS in adolescents.

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  • October 12, 2021 10:26 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    Orlando Sentinel | Melissa Rodriguez

    We all know that receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you’re nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the health-care world can be understandably unnerving.

    But PAs, or physician assistants, are here to help.

    When you need health care, our goal is to be there for you. PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and can serve as your obstetrics and gynecology healthcare provider. PAs improve health-care access and quality, making it easier for you to get the care you need.

    October 6-12 is PA Week, which recognizes our profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. During PA Week, we hope you’ll have the chance to talk to a PA about what it is we do, and why we’re proud to do it.

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  • October 12, 2021 8:59 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    HHS | Final Rule

    HHS has issued this final rule to revise the regulations that govern the Title X family planning program (authorized by Title X of the Public Health Service Act) by readopting the 2000 regulations, with several revisions to ensure access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services for clients, especially low-income clients.  This final rule also adds a definition of “clinical services provider”, which includes physician assistants.

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  • October 08, 2021 10:25 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    CT POST | Nora Frempong

    We all know that receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you’re nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the health care world can be understandably unnerving.

    But PAs, or physician assistants, are here to help.

    When you need health care, our goal is to be there for you. PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and can serve as your obstetrics and gynecology health care provider. PAs improve health care access and quality, making it easier for you to get the care you need.

    Read more.
  • October 04, 2021 9:13 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    AAPA | Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA (President)

    "I do want to call your attention to something new this year, which dovetails with our ongoing work for the new PA brand. We want to know how you answer this question: What is a PA? As a PA or PA student, you are one of the profession’s most uniquely qualified ambassadors and we want to collect real PA and PA students’ answers to this essential question. Fellow and student members who submit their answers and demographic information will be eligible to win one of six prizes. Find additional details and send us your response here." 

  • September 30, 2021 1:35 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    APAOG stands with our colleagues in Texas and in women’s health in opposition to the recent Texas state laws. As an organization dedicated to improving access to care for women, we are deeply concerned about attempts to interfere in the patient-provider relationship.

    APAOG believes patients have a right to access the full range of reproductive health services, including fertility treatments, contraception, sterilization, and abortion. As healthcare providers, we believe it is our ethical obligation to ensure patients receive unbiased clinical information about reproductive healthcare. We also firmly support the ability for any clinician to refer a patient to a qualified provider when their personal values conflict with providing certain services.

    APAOG knows first-hand the importance of evidence-based medicine, particularly in women’s healthcare. We oppose efforts that incentivize private citizens to pursue unfounded legal action against any healthcare providers. APACOG will continue our work to ensure all women have access to comprehensive healthcare.

  • September 28, 2021 9:56 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    Federal Register :: Criteria for Determining Maternity Care Health Professional Target Areas
    A Notice by the Health Resources and Services Administration on 09/27/2021

    AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Request for public comment.

    SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Public Health Service Act, HRSA, authorized by the Secretary of HHS, shall establish the criteria which will be used to determine maternity care health professional target areas (MCTAs) in existing primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). This notice sets forth the proposed criteria which will be used to identify and score MCTAs.

    DATES: Submit written comments no later than November 26, 2021.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to SDMP@hrsa.gov.

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