Ethics

Code of Ethics Pledge, Guiding Principles, and Complete Code of Ethics
Social Media PolicyOvulation Induction Position Statement

Code of Ethics Pledge

As a member of the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals, I accept the Code of Ethics of the Academy as the basis for the practice of this profession. I recognize personal responsibility for promoting and maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards. Having read and considered the Code of Ethics of the Academy, I pledge adherence to the principles and the standards for professional conduct of the FertilityCare professional as defined in the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals Code of Ethics.

I hereby pledge to the following:

  • To respect the dignity and welfare of each individual with whom I associate in the practice of the profession,
  • To display a respect for the value and dignity of human life from fertilization (conception) through natural death,
  • To comply with Academy policies governing the practice of natural family planning, the Creighton Model System and NaProTechnology,
  • To accept responsibility for the exercise of professional judgment,
  • To maintain my professional practice and adherence to the ethical principles of the Academy in preference over conflicting employment or business practices,
  • To seek no more than reasonable, deserved, and fiscally sound remuneration for services,
  • To provide accurate information to the consumer about the profession and services offered,
  • To conduct myself in all affairs so as to avoid discredit to the Academy and the profession, and
  • To give loyalty and support to the Academy in its efforts to achieve its purpose.

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Principles of the Code of Ethics

  1. The FertilityCare provider shall respect the dignity and welfare of each individual with whom he/she is associated in the practice of the profession.
  2. The FertilityCare provider shall display a respect for the value and dignity of human life from fertilization (conception) through natural death.
  3. The FertilityCare provider shall comply with academy policies governing the practice of FertilityCare and NaProTECHNOLOGY.
  4. The FertilityCare provider shall accept responsibility for the exercise of professional judgement.
  5. The FertilityCare provider’s professional practice and adherence to the ethical principles of the Academy shall take preference over conflicting employment or business practices.
  6. The FertilityCare provider may seek reasonable, deserved, and fiscally sound remuneration for services.
  7. The FertilityCare provider shall provide accurate information to the consumer about the profession and services offered.
  8. The FertilityCare provider’s conduct shall be such as to avoid discredit to the academy and the profession.
  9. The FertilityCare provider shall give loyalty and support to the academy and its efforts to achieve its purposes.

 

Social Media Policy

With the continued growth of social media, the AAFCP has developed a Social Media Policy to guide its members in appropriate use of these tools. Ultimately, the goal of any media tool is to help spread the word of FertilityCare and NaProTECHNOLOGY while protecting members and patients.

Ovulation Induction for Couples with Infertility
Position Statement

The position of the Academy is that treatments with ovulation induction for infertility
should be reserved for couples in religious or civil marriages, between a man and a
woman, consistent with our Code of Ethics. There is abundant literature to support the
premise that children who are raised in homes by married parents experience significant
psychosocial health advantages over children who are raised in homes by cohabitating
adults. Therefore, ovulation induction prescribed by physicians for couples with
infertility should be reserved for those couples who will provide proper, nurturing home
environments in which to raise children.
The Academy continues to affirm the belief that all women, single or married, are
entitled to the health information and self-knowledge that is provided by the Creighton
Model FertilityCare System.

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