Australian Family Physician was the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) from 1971 to 2017. From January 2018, it was superseded by AJGP: Australian Journal of General Practice

1971 - 2017

AFP Cover 2017 December

Common problems in school-aged children

December 2017 Vol 46 (12) 881-960

Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders.

AFP Cover 2017 November

Chest pain

November 2017 Vol 46 (11) 801-880

Articles in the November issue discuss some differential diagnoses to consider in a patient who presents with chest pain.

AFP Cover 2017 October


October 2017 Vol 46 (10) 705-800

The October issue investigates different contraceptive methods to enable GPs to help women maximise a trouble-free contraceptive experience.

AFP Cover 2017 September


September 2017 Vol 46 (9) 625–704

The September issue looks at areas of urology, including erectile dysfunction, male infertility, urolithiasis, Peyronie’s disease and male urinary incontinence.

AFP Cover 2017

Chronic illness in adolescents

2017 Vol 46 (8) 545-624

The August issue focuses on the management of chronic illness in adolescents.

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AFP Clinical Challenge

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