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1.

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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Ethical Decision Making in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Number 390

(Reaffirmed 2013)

ABSTRACT: Physicians vary widely in their familia ... sts who are familiar with the concepts of medical ethics will be better able to approach complex ethical situations in a clear and structured way. By...

December 2007

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Seeking and Giving Consultation

Number 365

(Reaffirmed 2013)

ABSTRACT: Consultations usually are sought when p ... *Update of "Seeking and Giving Consultation" in Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition, 2004. Physicians have a long history of worki...

May 2007

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Expert Testimony

Number 374

(Reaffirmed 2013)

ABSTRACT: It is the duty of obstetricians and gyn ... of litigation. *Update of "Expert Testimony" in Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition, 2004. The American College of Obstetricians a...

August 2007

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Ethical Ways for Physicians to Market a Practice

Number 510

(Replaces No. 341, July 2006)

ABSTRACT: It is ethical for physicians to market ... societies prohibited advertising in their code of ethics. In 1982, the United States Supreme Court affirmed a ruling in favor of the Federal Trade Co...

November 2011

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Forming a Just Health Care System

Number 456

ABSTRACT: In this Committee Opinion, the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists endorses the College's ongoing efforts to promote a just health care system, ex...

March 2010

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Empathy in Womens Health Care

Number 480

(Reaffirmed 2014)

ABSTRACT: Empathy is the process through which on ... ting. In this Committee Opinion, the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines empathy and related terms...

March 2011

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Informed Consent

Number 439

(Reaffirmed 2012)

ABSTRACT: Obtaining informed consent for medical ... of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Ethics describes the history, ethical basis, and purpose of informed consent and identifies special...

August 2009

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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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Innovative Practice: Ethical Guidelines

Number 352

(Reaffirmed 2012)

ABSTRACT: Innovations in medical practice are cri ... th. In this Committee Opinion, the Committee on Ethics will review efforts to distinguish innovative practice from research, identify ethical conce...

December 2006

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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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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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Partner Consent for Participation in Women's Reproductive Health Research

Number 307

(Reaffirmed 2008)

ABSTRACT: Recent advances in reproductive medicin ... tricians and Gynecologists. Informed consent. In: Ethics in obstetrics and gynecology. 2nd ed. Washington (DC): ACOG; 2004. p. 9–17. Inte...

December 2004

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Sterilization of Women Including Those With Mental Disabilities

Number 371

(Reaffirmed 2009)

ABSTRACT: Sterilization, like any other surgical ... men, Including Those With Mental Disabilities" in Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition, 2004. Sterilization, like any other surgical ...

July 2007

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Oocyte Cryopreservation

Number 584

ABSTRACT: In 2013, the American Society for Repro ... here are no data to support the safety, efficacy, ethics, emotional risks, and cost-effectiveness of oocyte cryopreservation for this indication&rdqu...

January 2014

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Health Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women

Number 525

(Reaffirmed 2014)

ABSTRACT: Lesbians and bisexual women encounter b ... ans and Gynecologists’ Code of Professional Ethics states that obstetrician–gynecologists should avoid "discrimination on the basis of ra...

May 2012

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Human Trafficking

Number 507

ABSTRACT: Human trafficking is a widespread problem with estimates ranging from 14,000 to 50,000 individuals trafficked into the United States annually. This hidden population involves the commercial...

September 2011

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Routine Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening

Number 596

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 411, August 2008)

Abstract: Early diagnosis and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can improve survival and reduce morbidity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obs...

May 2014

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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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