Health Care for Underserved Women

  • ACOG Statement for Dr Ibrahim ACOG urges President Obama to take quick and decisive action to free Dr. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a pregnant doctor who has been sentenced to be hanged in Sudan.  Dr. Ibrahim is in prison with litt...

  • Committee Opinions Committee Opinions represent an ACOG committee's assessment of emerging issues in obstetric and gynecologic practice and are reviewed regularly for accuracy....

  • Toxic Environmental Agents Toxic chemicals in the environment harm our ability to reproduce and negatively affect pregnancies. Many chemicals that pregnant women absorb or ingest from the environment can cross the placenta to ...

  • Enhanced CLAS Standards The Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has launched the enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Healt...

  • Reproductive Health Care for Women with Disabilities - An interactive resource for clinicians serving patients with disabilities Reproductive Health Care for Women with Disabilities assists women's health care clinicians with office skills to assist with their care of women with physical, developmental or sensory disabilities ...

  • Women and Alcohol Website At-risk alcohol use results in multiple health effects, including unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, altered fertility, menstrual disorders and breast cancer, and a greater risk of...

  • Best Fed Beginnings: Improving Breastfeeding Support in U.S. Hospitals Breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive health measures for infants and mothers. The National Initiative for Childrens Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), with support from the Centers for Dise...

  • Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Reproductive and Sexual Coercion Futures Without Violence has developed the document, "Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Reproductive and Sexual Coercion," cobranded by the College, which focuses on the crucial role of ...

  • Futures Without Violence Safety Cards Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund) has developed patient education safety cards that can be discreetly left in waiting rooms, exam rooms or re...

  • Resource Guide - Nutrition and Physical Activity to Address Overweight and Obesity The Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women developed a resource guide to provide obstetrician-gynecologists with a list of easily accessible educational tools and references to assist in...

  • Policy Statement: Access to Women's Health Care ACOG revised its policy statement on access to women's health care in July 2009....

  • Emergency Contraception Often described as "the best kept secret," emergency contraception represents a powerful option in a woman's arsenal to prevent unintended pregnancy....

  • Female Genital Cutting Female Genital Cutting refers to the culturally determined practice of ritually cutting a female's external genitals. It is estimated to have affected over 130 million women and girls worldwide....

Contact:

Alicia Luchowski, MPH
Director
Health Care for Underserved Women/ LARC Program
aluchowski@acog.org