Women disproportionately experience intimate partner violence, and the presence of firearms within those relationships is a key risk factor for intimate partner homicide. Homicide is the second leading cause of injury-related deaths among pregnant and postpartum women, and the majority of these homicides are carried out with firearms.

Our Position

At the federal level, ACOG advocates for investments in research and surveillance, including funding for gun violence prevention research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At the state level, ACOG advocates against gun “gag laws” that prohibit physicians from speaking to their patients about firearms and gun safety.