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  • July 22, 2014

    Ob-Gyns Address Gynecologic Concerns in Children and Adolescents With Cancer

    Washington, DC -- Advancements in cancer treatment have dramatically improved childhood cancer survival, with research showing that five-year survival rates for children with cancer reaching almost 80 percent in recent years. However, these treatments may lead to serious, adverse effects on reproductive health, as well as a potential effect on the outcome of future pregnancies. Recognizing the role of gynecologists in helping to address these complications in female patients, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) has released new recommendations for ob-gyns to identify and treat gynecologic concerns in female children and adolescents before, during and after cancer treatment.

  • July 9, 2014

    ACOG Statement In Support of the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act

    Washington, DC —The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists President John C. Jennings released the following statements regarding today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell: “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) is profoundly disappointed in today’s Supreme Court decision, which allows employers to impose their religious views on their female employees’ health care.

  • June 30, 2014

    ACOG Statement on the Supreme Court Decision on Hobby Lobby v Burwell

    Washington, DC — The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists President John C. Jennings released the following statements regarding today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius: “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) is profoundly disappointed in today’s Supreme Court decision, which allows employers to impose their religious views on their female employees’ health care.

  • June 6, 2014

    Statement by ACOG President John C. Jennings, MD, Congratulating Sylvia Burwell on her Confirmation as HHS Secretary

    Washington, DC — The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) congratulates Sylvia Burwell on her confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Ms. Burwell brings an impressive breadth of both public and private sector experience that will prove invaluable in her position leading HHS through a significant period of change for our nation’s health care system. She is widely respected by her colleagues for her dedication, leadership, and attention to detail.

  • May 21, 2014

    Ob-Gyns Address Ethical Issues in Caring for Women Affected by Obesity

    Washington, DC — Given the changing demographics of weight and the increasing rate of obesity in the United States, ob-gyns must be prepared to care for patients who are obese in an ethical, nonjudgmental manner while being cognizant of the medical and social implications of obesity, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College). The recommendations on “Ethical Issues in the Care of the Obese Woman” are presented in a Committee Opinion released today by the College.

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