IAFP Reproductive Health Resources

IAFP Reproductive Health Overview

In anticipation of changes to reproductive health access in Idaho and across the United States, the IAFP formed a Reproductive Health Committee, made up of board members and members to prepare for these changes.

IAFP Reproductive Health Committee

The Reproductive Health Committee will serve to review evidence-based practices, educate IAFP members on reproductive health topics, and advocate for reproductive health access in Idaho. The committee is currently involved in:

  • Supporting access to the full range of reproductive health services.
  • Advocating for enhanced access to contraceptives for Idahoans to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
  • Requesting increased efforts to provide sex education by the state of Idaho.
  • Developing and distributing educational resources for our members and their patients experiencing unplanned pregnancies.

Resources for Providers

The IAFP Reproductive Health Committee recommends the following resources for providers focused on updating contraceptive protocols, accessing more information to prevent unplanned pregnancies, accessing information about adoption, and supporting patients carrying unplanned pregnancies. More tools and resources will be shared on a regular basis.

Recording of Emergency Contraception Presentation from Dr. Loren Colson, July 15, 2022

Pregnancy Prevention

Adoption Resources

Abortion Resources

Federal Guidance

HHS Secretary Letter to Providers About Emergency Medical Care

President’s Executive Orders–Factsheet (July 2022)

IAFP Statements

IAFP Statement on Upholding the Physician-Patient Relationship (March 2022)

This statement was developed to respond to legislation in Idaho that would outlaw abortion after six weeks and allow family members of the person who received an abortion to sue their provider.  That legislation was passed but has been stayed by the Idaho Supreme Court and has not been implemented.

IAFP Statement in Response to the Supreme Court Decision on Roe v. Wade (June 2022)

This statement was developed in response to the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Statement by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG)

Impacts of Supreme Court Decision on Roe v. Wade

  • On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned nearly 50 years of reproductive health policy regarding access to abortion. The decision allows states to determine the legality or illegality of abortion on a state-by-state basis.
  • Idaho’s Legislature passed a “trigger” law in March of 2020 that makes abortion illegal if Roe v Wade is ever overturned. There are exceptions to save a pregnant patient’s life and for rape and incest if the patient has previously reported the rape or incest to law enforcement and provided a copy of the report to the physician performing the abortion.
  • Due to Idaho’s Trigger Law, abortion will become illegal in Idaho within 30 days of the decision being officially issued. Supreme Court decisions are usually official 30-days after they are announced. That could mean abortion will still be legal in Idaho until mid-August.

Resources and Policies from the AAFP on Reproductive Health

2022 AAFP Abortion Backgrounder

AAFP Abortion-Related Policies

Group of Six State Contacts