The percentage of family physicians attending to women's gender-specific health needs is declining

Imam M. Xierali, James C. Puffer, Sebastian T.C. Tong, Andrew W. Bazemore, Larry A. Green

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As the largest and most widely distributed of primary care physicians, family physicians have an important role in providing women's health care, especially in rural and underserved areas. The proportion of family physicians who are attending to women is declining. Policy intervention may be needed to help family physicians maintain the comprehensiveness of care necessary to address the wide range of medical problems of women they encounter within their practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-407
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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