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Nation’s Ob-Gyns File Multiple Amicus Briefs in Title X Cases

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:26
Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and leading medical groups filed amicus briefs in several cases across the country in support of states’ and organizations’ motions for preliminary injunction to stop the recently issued changes to Title X of the Public Health Service Act from going into effect. Title X, established in 1970, is the only federal program exclusively dedicated to providing low-income patients (including adolescents) with access to critical family planning and preventive health services and information. The briefs argue that the new rule will significantly restrict the health care available to millions of women under Title X.  

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Thu, 03/28/2019 - 16:53
Today, the Indian Health Service and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are announcing new clinical recommendations for healthcare providers treating American Indian and Alaska Native pregnant women and women of childbearing age with opioid use disorder.  

Ob-Gyns Provide Essential Care for Sexual Assault Survivors

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:58
Sexual assault is a significant public health problem affecting millions of adults and children in the United States. Approximately one in five women in the U.S., an estimated 23 million, experience completed or attempted rape over their lifetime. As public discourse advances toward a more open and robust discussion about the prevalence of sexual assault, the development of resources to support survivors and strategies to prevent this violence, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today released updated guidance focusing on ob-gyns’ role in supporting sexual assault survivors. 

Ob-Gyns Issue Recommendations to Improve Access to Contraception for More Women

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:43

Washington, DC — Contraception is an essential part of preventive care and all women should have unhindered and affordable access to all contraceptives approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concludes.

Marc Jackson, MD, MBA, Appointed Vice President of Education for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:50
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today announced that Marc Jackson, MD, MBA, has assumed the role of vice president of education. 

ACOG Releases Special Report on Power Morcellation and Occult Malignancy in Gynecologic Surgery

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:49

Washington, DC — Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a Special Report, “Power Morcellation and Occult Malignancy in Gynecologic Surgery.” The Special Report presents the findings and recommendations of a task force of obstetrician-gynecologists representing key areas of expertise including laparoscopic surgery, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecology. The task force reviewed and analyzed available scientific evidence on power morcellation and occult malignancy in gynecologic surgery.

Nation’s Health Experts Look to Improve Maternal Care

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:43
Each year, more than 65,000 women in the United States suffer complications during pregnancy or childbirth that are near-fatal. In many cases, these outcomes may have been prevented. Like maternal mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery or soon after delivery, maternal morbidity in the United States has been steadily increasing.

Increased Success and Safety in Assisted Reproductive Technology By Using Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:42
Over the past decades the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has increased globally, making pregnancy possible for many couples. With improved technology and increased access to data, obstetrician-gynecologists and patients have safer and more effective options available to them than ever before. 

Educate and Vaccinate: Ob-Gyns Play an Essential Role

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:40
The importance, safety and efficacy of immunization against vaccine preventable diseases is well established. However, national vaccination rates lag behind public health goals. As women's health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned as a source of information and recommendations on immunization and reducing morbidity and mortality from a range of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Ob-Gyns Continue to Fight Obesity Epidemic, Promote Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:37
Alarmingly, more than half of all women of reproductive age in the United States are overweight or obese. In fact, obesity is the most common health care problem in women of reproductive age and the risks associated with obesity and pregnancy are significant. Management of these issues are challenging, relative to optimal weight gain, caring for obesity-related complications and postpartum weight control concerns. Today, as part of an ongoing effort to address the obesity epidemic and care for patients, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued new recommendations focusing on obesity in pregnancy and physical activity during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Fighting obesity is also part of the ACOG Presidential Task Force set forth by Mark S. DeFrancesco MD, MBA, President of the College.

March of Dimes, ACOG Hail Legislation to Improve Health Care for Pregnant Women and Newborns

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:57
The March of Dimes and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today applauded introduction of the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bill to improve quality of care, health outcomes, and the value of maternity care. This legislation is authored by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and has twelve bipartisan original cosponsors.

New Guidelines for Facilities Performing Office-Based Procedures Including Abortion

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 13:49
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”. 

Nation's Ob-Gyns Join the First HPV Prevention Week in the United States

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:55
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the leading organization of women’s health care physicians, joined the American Medical Women’s Association, the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer, Indiana University, and other health care groups to launch this country’s first HPV Prevention Week.


Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:55