Ob-Gyns Tell Congress: Don’t Turn Back The Clock on Women’s Health

March 14, 2017

Six hundred ob-gyns are in Washington, D.C., today to meet with their members of Congress and deliver a firm message: Don’t turn back the clock on women’s health. Members of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nation’s largest professional membership organization for women’s health care physicians, are urging a NO vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Last week, ACOG outlined concerns with how the AHCA will affect women’s access to health care coverage, and yesterday the Congressional Budget Office issued a report confirming many of those concerns —estimating 14 million fewer Americans will have health care coverage in 2018 and 24 million by 2026. We cannot afford the devastating effect this will have on the health and well-being of all Americans, especially women and families.

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Bipartisan Legislation To Prevent Maternal Deaths

March 2, 2017

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Preeclampsia Foundation announce their endorsement of bipartisan legislation introduced today that will strengthen state efforts to prevent maternal deaths by addressing the devastating and costly health consequences that threaten the lives of moms and babies across the country.

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ACOG Recommends Offering Additional Carrier Screening To All Women, Regardless of Ethnicity or Family History

February 27, 2017

In recognition of how critical genetic testing is in preparing for and managing a successful pregnancy, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has expanded guidelines on carrier screening in two new Committee Opinions released today. In the past, ACOG recommended carrier screening—genetic testing that determines whether an asymptomatic person has a genetic mutation or abnormalities associated with a particular disorder that may be passed on to children—based primarily on ethnicity. The focus was on specific ethnic populations with known increased risk for particular disorders. ACOG’s two new Committee Opinions go beyond previous guidance to broaden who should be screened and for which genetic disorders.

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Presidents Of Five Medical Organizations Representing 500,000 Physicians and Medical Student Meet with U.S. Senators With One Message: Protect Patients’ Access To Health Care

Feb 2nd, 2017

For low-risk pregnancies, obstetrician-gynecologists and other maternity care providers should consider labor and delivery approaches that facilitate limited medical intervention, according to new guidance released today by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)…

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Approaches for Ob-gyns and Maternity Care Providers to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth in Low-Risk Pregnancies

Jan 25th, 2017

For low-risk pregnancies, obstetrician-gynecologists and other maternity care providers should consider labor and delivery approaches that facilitate limited medical intervention, according to new guidance released today by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)…

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Four Leading Medical Organizations Urge Congress To Protect Patients’ Access To Health Care

Jan 3rd, 2017

Four medical organizations representing nearly 400,000 physicians and medical students have called on the 115th Congress to maintain Americans’ access to comprehensive health benefits and ensure a stable insurance market in any health reform legislation they consider…

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ACOG Mourns The Passing of Former President and Founding Fellow, Brooks Ranney, M.D

Jan 3rd, 2017

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) convened experts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), National Society of Genetic Counselors, Bright Pink and Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), to develop the SGO Genetics Toolkit…

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ACOG Recommends Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping for All Healthy Infants

December 21st, 2016

In preterm infants, delayed umbilical cord clamping is associated with significant neonatal benefits, including improved transitional circulation, better establishment of red blood cell volume and decreased need for blood transfusion…

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Ob-Gyns Should Focus On Creating Welcoming and Positive environments for Transgender Adolescents

December 21st, 2016

It’s critical for ob-gyns to be familiar with transgender medicine because adolescents with gender dysphoria, or distress caused by the incongruence between one’s expressed or experienced (affirmed) gender and the gender assigned at birth, may first present to their gynecologist…

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