Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care

About Clinical Updates

About Clinical Updates

Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care is published 6 times per year by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). This information is designed as an educational resource to aid clinicians in providing obstetric and gynecologic care, and use of this information is voluntary. This information should not be considered inclusive of all proper treatments or methods of care or as a statement of the standard of care. It is not intended to substitute for the independent professional judgment of the treating clinician. Variations in practice may be warranted when, in the reasonable judgment of the treating clinician, such course of action is indicated by the condition of the patient, limitations of available resources, or advances in knowledge or technology. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reviews its publications regularly; however, its publications may not reflect the most recent evidence. Any updates to this document can be found on or by calling ACOG’s Resource Center.

While ACOG makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information, this publication is provided “as is” without any warranty of accuracy, reliability, or otherwise, either express or implied. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists does not guarantee, warrant, or endorse the products or services of any firm, organization, or person. Neither ACOG nor its officers, directors, members, employees, or agents will be liable for any loss, damage, or claim with respect to any liabilities, including direct, special, indirect, or consequential damages, incurred in connection with this publication or reliance on the information presented.

Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care Editorial Board


Russell R. Snyder, MD
Anne E. Burke, MD, MPH

Editorial Board

Sarah Baxley, MD
Mary E. Norton, MD
Suzanne Dixon, MD
Donald K. Rahhal, MD
Gena Dunivan, MD
Brandi Ring, MD
Paola A. Gehrig, MD
Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD
Myron Miller, MD
Joseph Sanfilippo, MD


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