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  • March 14, 2017

    Ob-Gyns Tell Congress: Don’t Turn Back the Clock on Women’s Health

    Six hundred ob-gyns are in Washington, D.C., today to meet with their members of Congress and deliver a firm message: Don’t turn back the clock on women’s health. Members of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nation’s largest professional membership organization for women’s health care physicians, are urging a NO vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Last week, ACOG outlined concerns with how the AHCA will affect women’s access to health care coverage, and yesterday the Congressional Budget Office issued a report confirming many of those concerns —estimating 14 million fewer Americans will have health care coverage in 2018 and 24 million by 2026. We cannot afford the devastating effect this will have on the health and well-being of all Americans, especially women and families. 

  • March 2, 2017

    Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Maternal Deaths

    The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Preeclampsia Foundation announce their endorsement of bipartisan legislation introduced today that will strengthen state efforts to prevent maternal deaths by addressing the devastating and costly health consequences that threaten the lives of moms and babies across the country. 


  • February 27, 2017

    ACOG Recommends Offering Additional Carrier Screening to All Women, Regardless of Ethnicity or Family History

    In recognition of how critical genetic testing is in preparing for and managing a successful pregnancy, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has expanded guidelines on carrier screening in two new Committee Opinions released today. In the past, ACOG recommended carrier screening—genetic testing that determines whether an asymptomatic person has a genetic mutation or abnormalities associated with a particular disorder that may be passed on to children—based primarily on ethnicity. The focus was on specific ethnic populations with known increased risk for particular disorders. ACOG’s two new Committee Opinions go beyond previous guidance to broaden who should be screened and for which genetic disorders.


  • February 2, 2017

    Presidents of Five Medical Organizations Representing 500,000 Physicians and Medical Students Meet with U.S. Senators With One Message: Protect Patients’ Access to Health Care

    In meetings with Republican and Democratic senators, the presidents of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Osteopathic Association laid out five recommendations for any legislation that would make changes to our current health care system.

  • January 25, 2017

    Approaches for Ob-gyns and Maternity Care Providers to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth in Low-Risk Pregnancies

    For low-risk pregnancies, obstetrician-gynecologists and other maternity care providers should consider labor and delivery approaches that facilitate limited medical intervention, according to new guidance released today by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). 

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