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With adolescent women already inquiring about breast augmentation and reduction surgeries at a high rate and a recent increase in the marketing of labiaplasty, female adolescents may be under particular stress to conform to societal conceptions of the "ideal" body. Increasingly, obstetrician-gynecologists are receiving requests from young women for advice about surgery for the breast or vulva in order to improve appearance and function.

The importance, safety and efficacy of immunization against vaccine preventable diseases is well established. However, national vaccination rates lag behind public health goals. As women's health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned as a source of information and recommendations on immunization and reducing morbidity and mortality from a range of vaccine-preventable diseases.

As part of an ongoing effort to improve patient safety, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has revitalized the Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women's Health program. SCOPE is a voluntary, comprehensive patient safety review program for medical offices that provide obstetric and/or gynecologic services. The goals of SCOPE are to assist ob-gyns and other women's health care providers in assessing the implementation and use of patient safety concepts and techniques in their offices and to recognize those offices with strong patient...

The March of Dimes and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today applauded introduction of the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bill to improve quality of care, health outcomes, and the value of maternity care. This legislation is authored by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and has twelve bipartisan original cosponsors.

All women need accurate information in order to make appropriate decisions regarding the various forms of genetic screening and diagnostic testing available in pregnancy. Importantly, these decisions must align with each individual woman's values, goals, and preferences. In an effort to clarify the purposes of and differences between prenatal genetic screening and prenatal genetic diagnostic testing, and to aid practitioners in giving women the information they seek, today the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) release...

With 2 million breast cancer survivors now living in the United States, there is growing recognition among health care providers that quality of life issues for these women should be assessed and treated.

A team-based care model embraced by practices, payers, hospitals, and health care providers can lead to improved outcomes in support of achieving the Triple Aim while still decreasing costs, according to a new task force report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The peer-reviewed report, "Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care," has been endorsed by nearly 20 organizations representing a wide variety of medical specialties and professions.

All health care providers, especially obstetrician-gynecologists, have a role to play in counseling their patients about reproductive life planning, according to a new Committee Opinion released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Although most women in the United States initiate breastfeeding, more than half wean earlier than they desire and fall short of their personal goals.

Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) launched a new Estimated Due Date Calculator (EDD Calculator), the first app strictly based on joint recommendations from ACOG, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) for determining pregnancy due dates.

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