Task Force and Work Group Reports


  • Power Morcellation and Occult Malignancy in Gynecologic Surgery
    Power morcellation in gynecologic surgery has come under recent scrutiny because of concern about the risk of intraperitoneal dissemination of malignant tissue, particularly uterine sarcoma. Of note, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a safety communication regarding uterine power morcellation in hysterectomy and myomectomy. ACOG has reviewed and analyzed the available scientific evidence on power morcellation and occult malignancy in gynecologic surgery.
  • Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists convened the Task Force on Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy to develop a comprehensive report summarizing the scientific literature on this subject.
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcome, Second Edition
    In the first edition of this report, the Task Force on Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy outlined criteria deemed essential to establish a causal link between intrapartum hypoxic events and cerebral palsy. It is now known that there are multiple potential causal pathways that lead to cerebral palsy in term infants, and the signs and symptoms of neonatal encephalopathy may range from mild to severe, depending on the nature and timing of the brain injury. Thus, for the current edition, the Task Force on Neonatal Encephalopathy determined that a broader perspective may be more fruitful.


  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) convened a task force of experts in the management of hypertension in pregnancy to review available data and publish evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice.