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  • May 23, 2018

    America’s Women’s Health Providers Oppose Efforts to Exclude Qualified Providers from Federally-Funded Programs

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Association for Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG), the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH), and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposed rule restricting qualified providers from federally-funded programs:  

  • May 23, 2018

    Joint Principles for Protecting the Patient-Physician Relationship

    Our organizations, which represent more than 400,000 physicians and medical students, call on policymakers to join us in preserving the patient-physician relationship by ensuring that the practice of medicine is not unduly impeded by government interference.

  • March 28, 2018

    ACOG Mourns the Passing of Ezra C. Davidson, Jr., M.D.

    “Dr. Davidson served as professor (past chairman 1971–96), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and associate dean, Primary Care (1997–2007).  He was also a professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA. He was chief of staff, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles (1971–1996). In this position in 1971, he developed a new and subsequently nationally-recognized, full-service academic department of obstetrics and gynecology."

  • March 28, 2018

    ACOG Mourns the Passing of Richard H. Schwarz, M.D.

    “The ACOG community recently learned of the passing of Dr. Richard H. Schwarz after a long struggle with cardio-respiratory disease. We are deeply saddened by this news as he was a giant in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, and was among the first group of obstetricians to be certified as a sub-specialist in maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Schwarz held the office of ACOG president from 1991–92."

  • 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."

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