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Maternal Decision Making Ethics and the Law

Number 321

ABSTRACT: Recent legal actions and policies aimed ... time to revisit the ethical issues involved. The ethics of caring for pregnant women and an approach to decision making in the context of the matern...

November 2005

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Nonmedical use of Obstetric Ultrasonography

Number 297

(Reaffirmed 2012)

ABSTRACT: The American College of Obstetricians a ... ake photographs or videos). The ACOG Committee on Ethics provides reasons in addition to those offered by AIUM for discouraging this practice. The Am...

August 2004

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Sex Selection

Number 360

(Reaffirmed 2011)

ABSTRACT: In this Committee Opinion, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Ethics presents various ethical considerations and arguments relevant to both prefertilizati...

February 2007

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Ethical Issues in Pandemic Influenza Planning Concerning Pregnant Women

Number 563

ABSTRACT: Pregnant women traditionally have been ... risk of morbidity and mortality. The Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists explores ethical justifications f...

May 2013

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Ethical Issues With Vaccination for the Obstetrician–Gynecologist

Number 564

ABSTRACT: Because of the growing importance of in ... the use of vaccines. Therefore, the Committee on Ethics makes the following recommendations: It is important for College Fellows to recognize...

May 2013

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Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction

Number 553

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 369, June 2007)

ABSTRACT: Fertility treatments have contributed s ... In this opinion, the College’s Committee on Ethics presents the ethical principles that play a role in decisions regarding multifetal pregnancy...

February 2013

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Maternal-Fetal Intervention and Fetal Care Centers

Number 501

ABSTRACT: The past two decades have yielded profo ... rinatal hospice services, genetic counseling, and ethics consultation, when appropriate. Fetal Care Centers Diagnostic and therapeutic efforts are...

August 2011

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Surrogate Motherhood

Number 397

ABSTRACT: Ethical responsibilities are described ... c aspects. *Update of "Surrogate Motherhood" in Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition, 2004. Although the practice of surrogate mot...

February 2008

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Hospital Disaster Preparedness for Obstetricians and Facilities Providing Maternity Care

Number 555

ABSTRACT: Numerous occurrences in the past decade ... stitution’s approach. Magee-Womens Hospital Ethics Committee. Crit Care 2010;14:225. [PubMed] [Full Text] ⇦ Institute of Med...

March 2013

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Elective Surgery and Patient Choice

Number 578

(Replaces No. 395, January 2008)

ABSTRACT: Acknowledgment of the importance of pat ... an delivery on maternal request, the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) does not mean to co...

November 2013

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Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing

Number 410

ABSTRACT: Genetic testing is poised to play an in ... ices providers, pediatricians, psychologists, and ethics committees may be appropriate to evaluate these conditions. Testing should be discoura...

June 2008

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Number 389

ABSTRACT: Because human immunodeficiency virus (H ... IV. *Update of "Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition, 2004. Between 1 million and 1.2 million indiv...

December 2007

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Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Genetic Testing

Number 409

ABSTRACT: Marketing of genetic testing, although similar to direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs, raises additional concerns and considerations. These include issues of limited knowle...

June 2008

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Disclosure and Discussion of Adverse Events

Number 520

(Reaffirmed 2013, Replaces No. 380, October 2007)

ABSTRACT: Disclosure and discussion of adverse ev ... ” (10). A similar statement is found in the ethics code of the American Medical Association, which states that in cases in which “a patie...

March 2012

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