College Statements and Advisories

  • June 30, 2014

    ACOG Practice Advisory on Annual Pelvic Examination Recommendations

    Washington, DC — The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) has reviewed the recommendations from the American College of Physicians about annual pelvic examinations and continues to stand by its guidelines, which complement those released recently by the American College of Physicians.

  • June 10, 2014

    ACOG Practice Advisory: Seafood Consumption During Pregnancy

    Washington, DC — The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is currently reviewing the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed update to its advice on seafood consumption during pregnancy. ACOG supported previous FDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations, reflecting them within the 2013 Committee Opinion on Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents, which recommended that obstetricians encourage their pregnant patients to consume up to 12 ounces a week of fish and shellfish that are low in mercury.

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