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  • December 1, 2016

    ACOG Statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

    “While nearly four million women in the U.S. give birth each year, too often doctors and patients alike are uncertain about what is safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding."

  • November 21, 2016

    ACOG Statement on Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

    “Nearly 21 million Americans suffer from substance use disorders, yet only roughly 2 million receive treatment. Among women, opioid and other substance use disorders are often underdiagnosed, and unintended pregnancy rates for women with opioid dependence are as high as 86%." 

  • November 3, 2016

    ACOG Mourns the Passing of Former President, Fredric D. Frigoletto, Jr. M.D.

    "The ACOG family is extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Fred Frigoletto, a devoted doctor and scientist who dedicated his life to protecting women’s rights. Dr. Frigoletto served as president of ACOG from 1996-97, a time when the organization was expanding its partnerships with other national health organizations, increasing its web presence and producing a breadth of educational materials for various audiences, some of which were translated into non-English languages for the first time.

  • September 29, 2016

    ACOG Statement: Ob-Gyns Applaud U.S. Congress for Passing Zika Funding Package

    The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) applauds the U.S. Congress for last night's passage of a bipartisan, comprehensive Zika funding package. Congress has finally treated Zika like the emergency it is and shown the American people that it is capable of rising above partisanship for the health of its citizens.

  • September 28, 2016

    ACOG Statement on U.S. Senate Passage of Zika Funding Package

    “The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) commends the U.S. Senate for today’s passage of a comprehensive Zika funding package. This marks a pivotal moment in the fight against the Zika virus in our country where the U.S. Congress has an opportunity to show the American people that it is capable of rising above partisanship for the health of its citizens."

     

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