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  • September 22, 2015

    ACOG Releases First-Ever Guidance on Pregnancy in Women with Genetic Conditions

    Washington, DC — With proper management, women with certain genetic conditions are able to achieve normal pregnancy outcomes, according to a new Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). This reflects an increased understanding of these rare genetic conditions, as well as new reproductive technologies and improved medical and surgical care.

  • September 22, 2015

    ACOG Strengthens LARC Recommendations

    Washington, DC — Updated data, paired with new options for long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods, have led the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to strengthen its recommendations regarding use of LARC methods as the most effective and safe forms of reversible contraception.

  • September 8, 2015

    Leading Medical, Children’s and Women’s Health Groups Applaud House Passage of Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015

    Washington, DC — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the March of Dimes commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (H.R. 1462) today.

  • June 22, 2015

    Ob-gyns Warn Against Marijuana Use for Pregnant Women

    Washington, DC — Although roughly half of female marijuana users continue to use during pregnancy, evidence suggests that the drug may have a negative impact on fetal neurodevelopment. This is why in a Committee Opinion issued today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is calling for ob-gyns to urge their patients who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy to discontinue marijuana use.

  • June 4, 2015

    Leading Health Organizations Launch State-Based Care Programs Through the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

    Washington, DC — The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – a four-year national program led by the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care – is now accepting applications from state programs interested in enrolling in efforts to reduce maternal complications associated with labor and delivery.

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