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ACOG Updates Guidance on Over-the-Counter Access to Hormonal Contraception

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 17:01
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has expanded its recommendations on over-the-counter access to hormonal contraception. ACOG believes that vaginal rings, the contraceptive patch, and depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injections are safe and should be available over the counter with no age restrictions, according to updated guidance released today. 

New Guidelines for Facilities Performing Office-Based Procedures Including Abortion

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:50
Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) along with the National Partnership for Women & Families released the results of “The Project on Facility Guidelines for the Safe Performance of Primary Care and Gynecology Procedures in Offices and Clinics”. 

Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, FACOG, Joins the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as CEO

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 07:57
Today, Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, FACOG, assumed the role of CEO of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nation’s leading membership organization of 58,000 ob-gyns and women’s health care providers. 

Leading Health Organizations Launch State-Based Care Programs Through the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:55

Washington, DC — The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – a four-year national program led by the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care – is now accepting applications from state programs interested in enrolling in efforts to reduce maternal complications associated with labor and delivery.

Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Highlight Critical Importance of the 16-year-old Immunization Visit

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 08:29

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) have issued a joint call-to-action urging healthcare professionals to establish an adolescent healthcare visit at 16 years of age to ensure their patients receive recommended adolescent vaccines.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine Release Updated Guidance to Help Hospitals Provide Risk Appropriate Maternal Care

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 06:56
Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine (SMFM) jointly released updated guidance to better prepare hospitals to provide risk-appropriate maternal care. The Obstetric Care Consensus on Levels of Maternal Care (LoMC) is part of ACOG and SMFM’s efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. 

When Disaster Strikes, Planning and Collaboration are Essential

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 15:49
Due to the lack of data regarding the safety and efficacy of vaginal seeding, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) does not encourage or recommend it outside of the context of institutional review board-approved research, according to new guidance issued today. 

Women’s Health Experts Recommend Obstetric Care Designations to Improve Maternal Care

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 15:49
Washington, DC — Organizations representing women’s healthcare providers today released the first-ever consensus document establishing levels of care for perinatal and postnatal women. “Levels of Maternal Care,” the second in the joint American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Obstetric Care Consensus Series, proposes a classification system that would promote regionalized care, allowing pregnant women at high risk to receive care in facilities that are prepared to meet their specific needs.

ACOG and WPSI Release Materials to Support Women’s Preventive Care at Every Life Stage

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:48
Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued an updated version of its approach to preventive care, the “Well-Woman Visit” Committee Opinion, coinciding with the release of the ACOG-led Women’s Preventive Services Initiative’s (WPSI) new Well-Woman Chart.