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  • September 9, 2014

    ACOG Statement on OTC Access to Contraception

    Washington, DC -- John C. Jennings, MD, President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, released the following statement regarding proposals to make contraceptives available over-the-counter to American 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.

  • August 4, 2014

    Statement on Obstetrical Complications and Maternal Outcomes

    American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists President John C. Jennings, MD, and American Society of Anesthesiologists® President Jane C.K. Fitch, MD, released the following statement today: "The study published today in Health Affairs regarding variability in obstetrical complications demonstrates the need for constructive efforts to improve care for women and babies across America. Not surprisingly, the study found remarkable levels of variability between low-performing and high-performing hospitals. American women, and their families, deserve better.

  • 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.

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