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Statements of Policy

October 2014

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Joint Statement of Practice Relations Between Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Certified Nurse-Midwives/Certified Midwives

(Reaffirmed July 2014)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) affirm our shared goal of safe women's health care in the United States through the promotion of evidence-based models provided by obstetrician–gynecologists (ob-gyns), certified...

July 2014

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Joint Statement of ACOG/AAP on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening

(Reaffirmed July 2014)

The problem of perinatal transmission of HIV infection was first appreciated in 1982. In 1991, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended a policy of routine counseling and offering testing (with specific informed consent) for HIV infection to all pregnant women. Since 1991, there have been major...

July 2014

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Midwifery Education and Certification

(Amended and Reaffirmed July 2014)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) is the representative organization of physicians who are qualified specialists in providing health services to women. The College is committed to facilitating access to women’s health care that is both safe and high quality. One...

July 2014

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AAFP--ACOG Joint Statement on Cooperative Practice and Hospital Privileges

(Reaffirmed July 2014)

Access to maternity care is an important public health concern in the United States. Providing comprehensive perinatal services to a diverse population requires a cooperative relationship among a variety of health professionals, including social workers, health educators, nurses and physicians. Pr...

July 2014

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Gun Violence and Safety

(Approved by the Executive Board February 2014)

The impact of gun violence on the health and safety of women is of great concern to obstetrician–gynecologists. Women disproportionately experience intimate partner violence, and the presence of firearms within those relationships is a key risk factor for intimate partner homicide. Homicide is the...

February 2014

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Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Women And Adolescents

(Reaffirmed July 2013)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists find the targeting of women of all ages by the tobacco industry unconscionable and strongly oppose the practice. Statement of Policy   As Issued by the Executive Board of ...

July 2013

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Access to Womens Health Care

(Reaffirmed July 2013)

Excellence in women’s health care is an essential element of the long-term physical, intellectual, social and economic well-being of any society. It is a basic determinant of the health of future generations. Statement of Policy   As Issued by the Executive Board of the American Colleg...

July 2013

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Legislative Interference

Approved by the Executive Board May 2013

Government serves a valuable role in the protection of public health and safety and the provision of essential health services. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) support this proper role of gove...

May 2013

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The Role of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Cosmetic Procedures

(Approved by the Executive Board November 2008, Reaffirmed July 2012)

As cosmetic procedures receive increased attention from the media and patient requests for such procedures grow, there is a corresponding need to determine the proper role of obstetrician–gynecologists in this evolving field. A growing number of women are seeking service locations that provide “on...

July 2012

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