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  • September 22, 2014

    Leading Women’s Health Organizations Partner to Release Standardized Approach for Estimating Due Dates

    Washington, DC -- To promote consistency and accuracy among medical professionals when assigning due dates, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) jointly released new recommendations to estimate gestational age and the antic­ipated due date for pregnant women.

  • August 19, 2014

    All Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Vaccine, Says ACOG

    Washington, DC -- New data show the continued critical need for all pregnant women, regardless of trimester, to receive the influenza vaccination, according to an updated Committee Opinion released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College). Several studies released in recent years have increasingly demonstrated the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccine during pregnancy.

  • August 6, 2014

    Ob-Gyns Address Management of Listeria During Pregnancy

    Washington, DC – Responding to recent warnings about risk of listeriosis in the U.S., the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) today released the first medical management guidelines regarding the evaluation and treatment of pregnant women exposed to the bacteria listeria. The Committee Opinion, “Management of Pregnant Women with Presumptive Exposure to Listeria Monocytogenes,” is also the first released through the College’s “publish ahead-of-print” process, in which completed guidelines are expedited in response to a public health need.

  • 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.

  • 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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