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The Limits of Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine

Number 385

(Reaffirmed 2013)

ABSTRACT: Health care providers occasionally may ... stetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Ethics considers the issues raised by conscientious refusals in reproductive medicine and outlines ...

November 2007

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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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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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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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Ethical Considerations for Performing Gynecologic Surgery in Low-Resource Settings Abroad

Number 466

(Reaffirmed 2013)

ABSTRACT: International humanitarian medical efforts provide essential services to patients who would not otherwise have access to specific health care services. The Committees on Ethics and Global W...

September 2010

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Research Involving Women

Number 377

ABSTRACT: All women should be presumed to be elig ... ion. * Update of "Research Involving Women," in Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition, 2004. Attitudes concerning inclusion of women...

September 2007

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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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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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Patents Medicine and the Interests of Patients

Number 364

(Reaffirmed 2009)

ABSTRACT: Many basic scientists and clinicians su ... ents, Medicine, and the Interests of Patients" in Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition, 2004. New technologies and the translation of...

May 2007

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Number 528

(Replaces No. 368, June 2007)

ABSTRACT: Obstetrician–gynecologists may find the ... enges for physicians. Therefore, the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists discusses ethical issues, propose...

June 2012

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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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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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Disclosure and Discussion of Adverse Events

Number 520

(Replaces No. 380, October 2007, Reaffirmed 2014)

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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Ethical Issues in the Care of the Obese Woman

Number 600

ABSTRACT: Rates of obesity in the United States h ... oman. In this Committee Opinion, the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reviews ethical issues involved i...

June 2014

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Patient Safety in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Number 447

(Reaffirmed 2012, Replaces No. 286, October 2003)

ABSTRACT: Since publication of the Institute of M ... tient care. According to the Code of Professional Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, "the patient–physician rel...

December 2009

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Disruptive Behavior

Number 508

(Reaffirmed 2013, Replaces No. 366, May 2007)

ABSTRACT: Disruptive physician behavior may have ... ans with disruptive behavior. In: Code of medical ethics: current opinions and annotations. 2010-11 ed. Chicago (IL): AMA: 2010. p. 326–8. ...

October 2011

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