College Guidance on Annual Women's Health Care

The College offers official guidance on topics such as screening, counseling, contraception, preconception, adolescent health care, immunizations, and sexually transmitted infections.

The third edition of Guidelines for Women's Health Care is a concise resource encompassing the full spectrum of policy and management issues relating to women’s health care. This book draws extensively on recommendations from the College’s Committee Opinions, Practice Bulletins, and Policy Statements as well as guidelines from other governmental and professional organizations, providing a digest of relevant information as well as extensive resource listings for both patients and health professionals.

Well Woman Care/Screening





Sexually Transmitted Infections 

Other College Resources

Immunization for Women
An American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists site providing ob-gyns and their patients with a central, trusted source of up-to-date information on seasonal flu and other vaccine-preventable diseases, including immunization facts and safety, immunization schedules, clinical and practice management guidelines, and links to other reliable immunization resources.

Patient Education FAQs
More than 100 subjects covered in layman's language for patients. Spanish versions also available.

Developed by the College's Committee on Adolescent Health Care, the Adolescent Health Care Resource Guides assist health professionals in helping patients and their families to understand topics such as violence, sexuality, and alchol and tobacco use more completely.

Resources developed by the College's Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women:


Caitlin Phelps
Director of Gynecology