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  • March 23, 2015

    ACOG Releases a Practical Approach to Improving Outcomes

    Providing practice recommendations and evidence-based guidelines in order to help obstetrician-gynecologists improve the health of women is a major part of the mission of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College). Unfortunately, adoption and implementation of those recommendations lags behind their publication. A new Committee Opinion from the College addresses the need for greater use of College documents at the institutional and practice levels.

  • March 8, 2015

    Nation’s Ob-Gyns Meet in Washington to Bridge the Gap in Women’s Health

    Politically passionate obstetrician-gynecologists from all fifty states convene March 8-10 at The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ 33rd Annual Congressional Leadership Conference, The President’s Conference (CLC). This "lobbying boot camp" is ACOG’s most popular advocacy event.

  • January 22, 2015

    Women’s Health Experts Recommend Obstetric Care Designations to Improve Maternal Care

    Washington, DC — Organizations representing women’s healthcare providers today released the first-ever consensus document establishing levels of care for perinatal and postnatal women. “Levels of Maternal Care,” the second in the joint American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Obstetric Care Consensus Series, proposes a classification system that would promote regionalized care, allowing pregnant women at high risk to receive care in facilities that are prepared to meet their specific needs.

  • December 22, 2014

    Ob-Gyns Issue Recommendations to Improve Access to Contraception for More Women

    Washington, DC — Contraception is an essential part of preventive care and all women should have unhindered and affordable access to all contraceptives approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concludes.

  • 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.

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