NAF members help to make reproductive choice a reality. Whether you are a provider, a reproductive health advocacy group, or a pro-choice individual, NAF welcomes you in our membership.

Categories and Benefits

NAF has several categories of membership that offer different membership benefits.

Provider Members are individuals or organizations located in North America that provide medical and/or surgical abortions. Provider membership categories include:

Institutions

Institutions, organizations, or offices which provide medical and/or surgical abortion services can be Provider Members of NAF.

Benefits for Institutional Members include:

  • The right to vote as NAF members
  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes
  • Eligibility to purchase medical supplies and pharmaceuticals at reduced costs through NAF’s Group Purchasing Program
  • Referrals from the NAF Hotline 1-800-772-9100
  • Group medical malpractice insurance
  • Violence and security support
  • Provider reference publications
  • Training and technical assistance:
    • CMEs
    • Surgical Abortion Curriculum
    • Medical Abortion Curriculum
    • Security protocols and emergency preparedness
    • Quality Assurance and Improvement assistance
    • Best practices

Clinicians at Member Institutions

Individuals, physicians and advanced practice clinicians, who are employed at member institutions or offices.

Benefits for Clinicians at Member Institutions include:

  • The right to vote as NAF members
  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes

Clinicians at Non-Member Institutions

Individuals, physicians, and advanced practice clinicians who are employed at non-member institutions or offices.

Benefits for Clinicians at Non-Member Institutions include:

  • The right to vote as NAF members
  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes

Medical Abortion Providers

Institutions, organizations or offices that provide medical abortion services only.

Benefits for Medical Abortion Providers include:

  • The right to vote as NAF members
  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes
  • Eligibility to purchase medical supplies and pharmaceuticals at reduced costs through NAF’s Group Purchasing Program
Cooperating Organization Members are pro-choice organizations which do not offer abortion services, but either provide other reproductive health care services or work to ensure reproductive freedom.

Cooperating Organization membership categories include:

Reproductive Health Care Organizations

Clinics providing family planning or other reproductive health care services, not including abortion.

Benefits for Reproductive Health Care Organizations include:

  • The right to vote as NAF members
  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes
  • Eligibility to purchase medical supplies and pharmaceuticals at reduced costs through NAF’s Group Purchasing Program

Pro-Choice Cooperating Organizations

Organizations that work on pro-choice issues, including grassroots organizing, advocacy, coalition building, community or professional education, legal services, public outreach, clinic defense, research, and/or referrals.

Benefits for Pro-Choice Cooperating Organizations include:

  • The right to vote as NAF members
  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes
Individual Members are pro-choice individuals who are retired providers, staff at NAF member facilities, allied professionals, students, and pro-choice members of the general public.

Individual membership categories include:

Clinicians for Choice (CFC)

Pro-choice Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Physician Assistants currently working in abortion care, or wanting to be more involved in abortion care in the future.

Benefits for CFC Members include:

  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes

NAF Associate

Researchers, attorneys, professors, and other pro-choice individuals associated with reproductive health care issues and advocacy.

Benefits for NAF Associate Members include:

  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes

Retired Associate

Retired reproductive health care professionals.

Benefits for Retired Associate Members include:

  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes

Non-Clinical Staff at NAF Member Facilities

Non-clinical staff at NAF member facilities who are interested in becoming members.

Benefits for Non-Clinical Staff Members at NAF Member Facilities include:

  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts on NAF meetings and publications
  • General member mailings, emails and faxes

Pro-Choice Students and Residents

Pro-choice college students, medical students, and medical residents who are interested in reproductive health care issues.

Benefits for Pro-Choice Student and Resident Members include:

  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes
International Members are both organizations and individuals who are involved in reproductive health care and advocacy outside North America.

International membership categories include:

International Organizations

Organizations involved in abortion services, reproductive health care, family planning, grassroots organizing, advocacy, coalition building, community or professional education, legal services, public outreach, clinic defense, research, and/or referrals outside of North America.

Benefits for International Organizations include:

  • The right to vote as NAF members
  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts to NAF meetings and on NAF publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes

International Individuals

Individuals involved in abortion services, reproductive health care, family planning, grassroots organizing, advocacy, coalition building, community or professional education, legal services, public outreach, clinic defense, research, and/or referrals outside of North America.

Benefits for International Individuals include:

  • Eligibility to serve on NAF’s Board of Directors
  • Discounts on NAF meetings and publications
  • General member mailings, emails, and faxes

 

Membership Process

NAF Provider Members care for more than half the women who choose abortion each year in the United States and Canada.

Institutions and practices that provide medical and/or surgical abortions must, in order to become members of NAF, join as Provider Members.

The first step in joining as a Provider Member is to request a membership application from NAF. This request can be made by telephone at 202-667-5881, by fax at 202-667-5890, or by sending an email through our membership request form below. The NAF membership staff will send you the application form along with a package of information describing NAF’s programs, services, and membership benefits.

Important information to note in the process of becoming a Provider Member:

  • Because NAF and our members have been the targets of anti-abortion activity, our application asks for references. Specifically, we ask for references from current NAF members or from other people or institutions known to us. If you have difficulty with this requirement, please call the NAF membership office at 202-667-5881.
  • NAF sets the standards for abortion care in the U.S. and Canada. Therefore, NAF member facilities are required to participate in periodic quality assurance site visits. Currently, NAF’s Clinical Services Department conducts Quality Assurance and Improvement (QAI) visits with prospective members prior to their acceptance into NAF and on a regular basis thereafter.
  • We will also ask for specific information about the individual medical personnel working at your facility. The Physician’s Questionnaire must be completely filled out for each full- or part-time employee who provides abortion care. Questions regarding date of birth, social security number, and DEA number are required for the National Practitioners Data Bank, which NAF uses as part of its certification process. All information is held in the strictest confidence and will be redacted, at your request, once the application process is complete.
  • Each year, NAF publishes Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs). All NAF Provider Members adhere to these evidence-based clinical standards. A copy of the CPGs will be sent with your membership package and a CPG compliance form is attached to the application.

An application fee must accompany your application. The application fee is $250.00. The cost of the QAI visit, $750.00, must also be included. Please call 202-667-5881 if there are questions regarding the QAI process.

Processing your application will take approximately two to four weeks. Once your application has been approved, NAF’s Clinical Services Department will contact you to schedule the visit.

Request Membership

For information about the benefits of NAF membership, to receive more detailed membership information, or if you have any questions, please contact NAF’s Membership Coordinator at 202-667-5881 ext. 200 or send us an email using the form below.

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