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ACOG District II News 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II


May 10-16th is National Women’s Health Week

ACOG District II Encourages New York Women to Make Health a Priority


Albany, NY – Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Mother’s Day kicked off the 16th Annual National Women’s Health Week. This celebration recognizes the importance of women’s healthcare and provides an opportunity to encourage women to make their health a top priority.

Remind your mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends, and all the women in your life to get their annual well-woman exam.

Why are annual exams important? These exams focus on the unique health care needs of women. For example:

  • Family history and related risk factors for possible disease prevention.
  • Reproductive health and family planning options, including long-acting reversible contraception
  • Identification and treatment of women's specific medical problems with appropriate screening and testing
  • Needed immunizations based on a woman's age and risk factors
  • Cardiovascular and primary care health practices for women
  • Surgical interventions necessary to improve women's health

Click here to see the well-woman services ACOG recommends through all stages of life.  

Simple steps all women can make to improve their physical and mental health include:

  • Being active
  • Eating healthy
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Reducing stress
  • Avoiding unhealthy behaviors (smoking, binge drinking and eating, illicit drug use, etc.)

ACOG District II is continually working to educate and empower women to be their own best health advocate. Click to learn more about our Safe Motherhood Initiative and LARC (long- acting reversible contraception) Initiative.


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II (ACOG) represents over 4,000 members who deliver health care to New York's women. Our Albany office offers its resources as a scientific and educational organization dedicated to quality health care for women. Our commitment to professional excellence, combined with our choice to be a strong public advocate for New York women, has made District II one of the state's most trusted and credible voices on all aspects of health care for women.


Contact Information: 518-436-3461  |

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998