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  • October 24, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Weigh In: Laboring in Water is OK, but Deliver Baby on Land

    "Immersion in water during the first stage of labor may offer some benefits: It may shorten labor and is associated with a decreased use of epidurals,” said Joseph R. Wax, chair of the ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice that developed the Committee Opinion. “However, it is important to differentiate between laboring in water and delivering in water. There is no evidence to support delivering a baby in water has benefits to the baby.”

  • October 24, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Can Play Critical Role in Adolescent Sexuality Education

    While nearly 70 percent of high schools across the country have a class devoted to health topics based on the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sexuality education varies widely in terms of the accuracy of the content, emphasis and effectiveness. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for adolescents to use a variety of media sources to fill in the gaps. As many as three quarters use social networking sites, including platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

  • October 5, 2016

    Medical Societies, Advocacy Groups Develop Genetics Toolkit

    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. 

  • September 22, 2016

    ACOG Improves Outcomes for Preterm Births Through New Recommendations

    In the United States, preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is dedicated to fighting this statistic on every front.

  • September 22, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Stress Importance of Clear Patient-Provider Communication

    Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services in order make appropriate health decisions. It includes the components of writing and reading, listening and speaking, and using and understanding numbers.

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