ACOG Zika Webpage
This webpage is a resource summary for Zika information from ACOG, the CDC, and other organizations.
ACOG State Health Department Contact Lists for Ob-Gyns (ACOG members only)
ACOG and HHS: Zika 101 for Clinicians Informational Video Series
These videos, the result of a partnership between ACOG President, Dr. Tom Gellhaus, and US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, offer the latest guidance on the virus for providers, as well as information for women who are pregnant or may want to become pregnant. The videos cover topics such as Zika's signs and symptoms, preventative measures, how to advise women women looking to become pregnant, and recommendations on Zika testing.
ACOG and SMFM: Practice Advisory on Zika Virus
This practice advisory from ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) discusses current recommendations for zika management, including information on travel restrictions for pregnant women, virus prevention, reproductive counseling, zika testing, evaluation, and management for pregnant and postpartum women, neonatal outcomes and evaluation, reporting and the US Zika Pregnancy Registry, infection control considerations, and blood transfusion.
ACOG LARC Program: Biting Back - Contraception and Zika Prevention Webinar
The latest guidance on Zika and the role of contraception, including Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods, is discussed during the ACOG LARC Program’s free, open-access webinar led by Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA. Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the current understanding of Zika activity and sequelae
- Describe strategies for Zika prevention
- Outline the latest guidance surrounding Zika in the family planning setting, including the role LARC methods can play
CDC & HHS Resources
CDC Zika Virus Website
This is the main webpage maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) containing information about the Zika virus, its prevention, current areas with active Zika transmission, and more.
CDC: Fact Sheet - Increasing Access to Contraception in the Context of Zika Preparedness
This fact sheet summarizes seven strategies for increasing access to contraception in the context of Zika preparedness. These state- and jurisdiction-level strategies include training healthcare providers on current insertion and removal techniques for LARC, supporting youth-friendly reproductive health services, and engaging smaller or rural facilitates and community health centers.
CDC: Zika Pregnancy Registry Hotline for Healthcare Providers
Ob-gyns can contact the CDC Zika Pregnancy Hotline at 770-488-7100 or ZikaPregnancy@cdc.gov for any concerns related to clinical management or the US Zika Pregnancy Registry.
OPA: Providing Family Planning Care for Non-Pregnant Women and Men of Reproductive Age in the Context of Zika - A Toolkit for Healthcare Providers
This page contains various resources based on the Zika toolkit developed by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA). The toolkit and related resources are designed to help providers of family planning services in a variety of settings educate their non-pregnant clients about the risk of Zika infection. Information is based on current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and the toolkit is composed of the following components:
- Core information about Zika virus and its implications for women's and men's family planning needs
- Guidance for healthcare providers on counseling non-pregnant women about family planning in the context of Zika
- Guidance for healthcare providers on counseling men about family planning in the context of Zika
- Links to CDC's clinical recommendations about Zika and other relevant resourcesJob aids and client handouts
- Outreach materials
The resources listed above are for information purposes only. Referral to these sources and sites does not imply the endorsement of ACOG. Further, ACOG does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these web sites. These lists are not meant to be comprehensive. The exclusion of a source or site does not reflect the quality of that source or site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without notice.
The information contained in slide sets is designed to aid practitioners in making decisions about appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care. This information should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure. Variations in practice may be warranted based on the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice.