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Number Number 724, November 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 409, June 2008;
Committee Opinion Number 488, May 2011;
and Committee Opinion Number 527, June 2012)

ABSTRACT: With the increased emphasis on patient-driven health care and readily available access to patients through the internet and media, many genetic testing companies have begun to market directly to consumers. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing raises unique concerns and considerations, including limited knowledge among patients and health care providers of available genetic tests, difficulty in interpretation of genetic test results, lack of oversight of companies that offer genetic testing, and issues of privacy and confidentiality. When undergoing any direct-to-consumer genetic testi...


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October 2017

Number PFS007, October 2017

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Cancer is caused by several different factors. A few types of cancer run in families. These types are called “hereditary” or “familial” cancer. They are caused by changes in genes that can be passed from parent to child. Changes in genes are called mutations. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other types of cancer. HBOC syndrome is linked to mutations in several genes, but the most common are called BRCA1 and BRCA2. Inheriting one of these mutations increases the risk of getti...


Number Number 182, September 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 103, April 2009)

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Number Number 720, September 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 550, January 2013)

ABSTRACT: Myelomeningocele, a severe form of spina bifida, occurs in approximately 1 in 3,000 live births in the United States. The extent of disability is generally related to the level of the myelomeningocele defect, with a higher upper level of lesion generally corresponding to greater deficits. Open maternal–fetal surgery for myelomeningocele repair is a major procedure for the woman and her affected fetus. Although there is demonstrated potential for fetal and pediatric benefit, there are significant maternal implications and complications that may occur acutely, postoperatively, for the...


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September 2017

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September 2017

Number FAQ060, September 2017

Why is there a concern about having a child later in life? Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge. Also, having a child later in life has certain risks. These risks may affect a woman’s health as well as her baby’s health.


SP171 La fibrosis quística: Detección y diagnóstico prenatal The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N El Embarazo • SP171 L a fibrosis quística es una enfermedad que afecta la salud de una persona a largo plazo y su expectativa de vida. Aunque no hay cura para la fibrosis quística, es posible controlarla con tratamiento. La fibrosis quística es un trastorno genético que ocurre debido a un gen que se transfiere de los padres a los hijos. Actualmente hay una prueba de detección que puede indicar si hay una mutació...


SP179 Cómo funcionan los genes Un gen es un segmento corto de una sustancia química que se llama ADN. Los genes contienen las instrucciones codificadas de su constitución física y de todos los procesos del cuerpo. Los genes ocurren en pares y se Prueba de detección de portadores The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N El Embarazo • SP179 encuentran en cromosomas. Los cromosomas también ocurren en pares (uno de cada uno de los padres). La mayoría de las células tienen 23 pares de cromosomas, lo que forma un tota...


Number FAQ165, July 2017

What is prenatal genetic testing? Prenatal genetic testing gives parents-to-be information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders.


Number AP060, July 2017

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