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  • August 23, 2017

    Discussions and Counseling About Obesity Should Begin in Adolescence

    Adolescents affected by obesity face serious short-term and long-term physical and mental health complications that are often otherwise uncommon in their age group, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, non-fatty alcoholic fatty liver disease and breathing complications.

  • July 26, 2017

    Medication-assisted Treatment Remains the Recommended Therapy for Pregnant Women

    “Concern about medication-assisted treatment must be weighed against the negative effects of ongoing misuse of opioids, which can be much more detrimental to mom and baby,” said lead Committee Opinion author, Maria Mascola, M.D.

  • July 26, 2017

    Ob-Gyns Should Include Contraceptive Counseling in Every Visit with Adolescents

    By the 12th grade, more than half of young women report having had sex. In an effort to provide anticipatory guidance, discussions about contraception, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and other sexual health issues should begin before a girl has become sexually active, ideally during the first reproductive health visit between ages 13-15. However, regardless of a patient’s age or previous sexual activity, contraceptive counseling should be a routine part of every visit.

  • June 22, 2017

    ACOG Revises Breast Cancer Screening Guidance: Ob-Gyns Promote Shared Decision Making

    Today, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released its updated breast cancer screening guidance for average-risk women. ACOG’s revised guidelines continue to underscore the importance of screening mammography and its role in early detection of breast cancer and consequent reduction in mortality. Among the changes, however, is an emphasis on patient–provider shared decision making to help women make informed, individualized decisions about when to start screening, the frequency of screening and when to end screening. 

  • June 22, 2017

    Ob-Gyn Awareness of Sex Workers’ Health Risks During Routine Visits is Essential

    New guidance from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was released today recommending ob-gyns screen all patients for sex work in a nonjudgmental manner during sexual history-taking. The goal of increasing recognition of this population is to increase their access to preventive care.

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