• March 20, 2018

    ACOG Comment on Supreme Court Oral Arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra

    “Requiring unlicensed medical facilities to inform women that there are no licensed medical providers on staff prevents those facilities from misleading women into believing that the services being offered at that facility are medically necessary or beneficial."

  • March 13, 2018

    Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Creates Confusion

    “Assessing cancer risk begins well before a genetic test is performed and includes multiple steps to evaluate all the factors that contribute to a patient’s risk potential. Understanding the limitations and benefits of genetic testing, including clear information about the capability and the applicability of results, is fundamental to determining if and when genetic testing is appropriate. DTC testing for hereditary cancer syndromes does not adequately establish each of these components, and instead picks up in the middle of the process, resulting in an incomplete, and sometimes misleading, result. "

  • March 8, 2018

    Leading Women’s Health Organizations Observe International Women’s Day

    “As the leading groups of professionals providing health care for women in the United States, we join together to observe International Women’s Day 2018 and pledge to continue our efforts, both domestic and abroad, to create a world where health care disparities will one day no longer exist and gender parity is achieved."

  • February 26, 2018

    Changes to the Title X Program Reject Science and Endanger Comprehensive Care

    “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly disagrees with the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services’ (HHS) new grant application guidelines for Title X funding. The guidelines reflect the Trump administration’s continued move away from scientific, evidence-based policies and toward unscientific ideologies. As the only federal program dedicated solely to family planning, these changes to Title X programs restrict access to comprehensive reproductive health care and turn back the clock on women’s health."

  • February 16, 2018

    America’s Frontline Physicians Call on Government to Act on the Public Health Epidemic of Gun Violence

    On February 14, 17 children and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lost their lives at the hands of an individual with an assault weapon. Thousands of children across the country went to school that morning, but some never returned home that afternoon. This senseless loss of life has become all too common in our country, ending lives, shattering families and disrupting the fabric of another community forever branded by this act of violence.

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