Clinical Guidance

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Number 833
Access to Postabortion Contraception
August 2021
Number 829
Ethical Issues With Vaccination in Obstetrics and Gynecology
July 2021
Number 830
Reproductive Health Care for Incarcerated Pregnant, Postpartum, and Nonpregnant Individuals
July 2021
Number 831
Medically Indicated Late-Preterm and Early-Term Deliveries
July 2021
Number 832
Reducing Prenatal Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents
July 2021
Number 826
Protecting and Expanding Medicaid to Improve Women's Health
June 2021
Number 827
Access to Postpartum Sterilization
June 2021
Number 828
Indications for Outpatient Antenatal Fetal Surveillance
June 2021
Number 825
Caring for Patients Who Have Experienced Trauma
April 2021
Number 822
Uterine Morcellation for Presumed Leiomyomas
March 2021
Number 823
Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals
March 2021
Number 824
Elder Abuse and Women’s Health
March 2021
Number 819
Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making in Obstetrics and Gynecology
February 2021
Number 820
Breastfeeding Challenges
February 2021
Number 821
Barriers to Breastfeeding: Supporting Initiation and Continuation of Breastfeeding
February 2021
Number 816
Consumer Testing for Disease Risk
January 2021
Number 817
Options for Prevention and Management of Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescent Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment
January 2021
Number 814
Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping After Birth
December 2020
Number 815
Increasing Access to Abortion
December 2020
Number 813
Gynecologic Considerations for Adolescents and Young Women With Cardiac Conditions
November 2020
Number 811
The Initial Reproductive Health Visit
October 2020
Number 812
Topical Hemostatic Agents at Time of Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery
October 2020
Number 810
Robot-Assisted Surgery for Noncancerous Gynecologic Conditions
September 2020
Number 809
Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
August 2020
Number 806
Gynecologic Management of Adolescents and Young Women With Seizure Disorders
May 2020
Number 807
Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation During Pregnancy
May 2020
Number 808
Obstetric Management of Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
May 2020
Number 801
Assessing and Adopting New Medical Devices for Obstetric and Gynecologic Care
April 2020
Number 802
Management of Women With Phenylalanine Hydroxylase Deficiency (Phenylketonuria)
April 2020
Number 803
Confidentiality in Adolescent Health Care
April 2020
Number 804
Physical Activity and Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
April 2020
Number 805
Legal Considerations in Genetic Screening and Testing: Three Case Studies
April 2020
Number 799
Preimplantation Genetic Testing
March 2020
Number 800
The Use of Hysteroscopy for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Intrauterine Pathology
March 2020
Number 797
Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Early-Onset Disease in Newborns
February 2020
Number 798
Implementing Telehealth in Practice
February 2020
Number 795
Elective Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery
January 2020
Number 796
Sexual Misconduct
January 2020
Number 793
Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Risk Assessment
December 2019
Number 794
Quantitative Blood Loss in Obstetric Hemorrhage
December 2019
Number 788
Over-the-Counter Access to Hormonal Contraception
October 2019
Number 789
Screening and Management of the Hyperandrogenic Adolescent
October 2019
Number 790
Professional Liability and Gynecology-Only Practice
October 2019
Number 791
Professional Use of Digital and Social Media
October 2019
Number 792
Clinical Guidelines and Standardization of Practice to Improve Outcomes
October 2019
Number 785
Screening and Management of Bleeding Disorders in Adolescents With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
September 2019
Number 786
Perinatal Palliative Care
September 2019
Number 787
Human Trafficking
September 2019
Number 783
Adnexal Torsion in Adolescents
August 2019
Number 779
Management of Acute Obstructive Uterovaginal Anomalies
June 2019
Number 780
Diagnosis and Management of Hymenal Variants
June 2019
Number 781
Infertility Workup for the Women’s Health Specialist
June 2019
Number 778
Newborn Screening and the Role of the Obstetrician Gynecologist
May 2019
Number 773
The Use of Antimüllerian Hormone in Women Not Seeking Fertility Care
April 2019
Number 774
Opportunistic Salpingectomy as a Strategy for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Prevention
April 2019
Number 775
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
April 2019
Number 776
Immune Modulating Therapies in Pregnancy and Lactation
April 2019
Number 777
Sexual Assault
April 2019
Number 768
Genetic Syndromes and Gynecologic Implications in Adolescents
March 2019
Number 771
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
March 2019
Number 772
Immunization Implementation Strategies for Obstetrician–Gynecologists
March 2019
Number 765
Avoidance of Nonmedically Indicated Early-Term Deliveries and Associated Neonatal Morbidities
February 2019
Number 766
Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth
February 2019
Number 761
Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request
January 2019
Number 762
Prepregnancy Counseling
January 2019
Number 763
Ethical Considerations for the Care of Patients With Obesity
January 2019
Number 760
Dysmenorrhea and Endometriosis in the Adolescent
December 2018
Number 758
Promoting Healthy Relationships in Adolescents
November 2018
Number 759
Ethical Considerations for Performing Gynecologic Surgery in Low-Resource Settings Abroad
November 2018
Number 753
Assessment and Treatment of Pregnant Women With Suspected or Confirmed Influenza
October 2018
Number 754
The Utility of and Indications for Routine Pelvic Examination
October 2018
Number 755
Well-Woman Visit
October 2018
Number 756
Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice
October 2018
Number 751
Labor and Delivery Management of Women With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
September 2018
Number 752
Prenatal and Perinatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing
September 2018
Number 745
Mode of Term Singleton Breech Delivery
August 2018
Number 746
Air Travel During Pregnancy
August 2018
Number 747
Gynecologic Issues in Children and Adolescent Cancer Patients and Survivors
August 2018
Number 748
The Importance of Vital Records and Statistics for the Obstetrician–Gynecologist
August 2018
Number 749
Marriage and Family Building Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Gender Nonconforming Individuals
August 2018
Number 743
Low-Dose Aspirin Use During Pregnancy
July 2018
Number 737
Expedited Partner Therapy
June 2018
Number 739
The Late-Career Obstetrician–Gynecologist
June 2018
Number 740
Gynecologic Care for Adolescents and Young Women With Eating Disorders
June 2018
Number 741
Maternal Immunization
June 2018
Number 734
The Role of Transvaginal Ultrasonography in Evaluating the Endometrium of Women With Postmenopausal Bleeding
May 2018
Number 735
Adolescents and Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices
May 2018
Number 736
Optimizing Postpartum Care
May 2018
Number 732
Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy
April 2018
Number 733
Employment Considerations During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
April 2018
Number 731
Group Prenatal Care
March 2018
Number 730
Fatigue and Patient Safety
February 2018
Number 727
Cascade Testing: Testing Women for Known Hereditary Genetic Mutations Associated With Cancer
January 2018
Number 728
Müllerian Agenesis: Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment
January 2018
Number 729
Importance of Social Determinants of Health and Cultural Awareness in the Delivery of Reproductive Health Care
January 2018
Number 726
Hospital Disaster Preparedness for Obstetricians and Facilities Providing Maternity Care
December 2017
Number 725
Vaginal Seeding
November 2017
Number 722
Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
October 2017
Number 723
Guidelines for Diagnostic Imaging During Pregnancy and Lactation
October 2017
Number 714
Obesity in Adolescents
September 2017
Number 715
Social Etiquette for Program Directors and Faculty
September 2017
Number 716
The Role of the Obstetrician–Gynecologist in the Early Detection of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer in Women at Average Risk
September 2017
Number 718
Update on Immunization and Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination
September 2017
Number 719
Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction
September 2017
Number 720
Maternal–Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele
September 2017
Number 709
Commercial Enterprises in Medical Practice
August 2017
Number 710
Counseling Adolescents About Contraception
August 2017
Number 711
Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
August 2017
Number 712
Intrapartum Management of Intraamniotic Infection
August 2017
Number 713
Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy for Fetal Maturation
August 2017
Number 705
Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents
July 2017
Number 707
Access to Emergency Contraception
July 2017
Number 708
Improving Awareness of and Screening for Health Risks Among Sex Workers
July 2017
Number 701
Choosing the Route of Hysterectomy for Benign Disease
June 2017
Number 703
Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Women
June 2017
Number 698
Hormone Therapy in Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
May 2017
Number 700
Methods for Estimating the Due Date
May 2017
Number 693
Counseling About Genetic Testing and Communication of Genetic Test Results
April 2017
Number 694
Management of Mesh and Graft Complications in Gynecologic Surgery
April 2017
Number 695
Sterilization of Women: Ethical Issues and Considerations
April 2017
Number 697
Planned Home Birth
April 2017
Number 688
Management of Suboptimally Dated Pregnancies
March 2017
Number 689
Delivery of a Newborn With Meconium-Stained Amniotic Fluid
March 2017
Number 690
Carrier Screening in the Age of Genomic Medicine
March 2017
Number 691
Carrier Screening for Genetic Conditions
March 2017
Number 683
Behavior That Undermines a Culture of Safety
January 2017
Number 686
Breast and Labial Surgery in Adolescents
January 2017
Number 681
Disclosure and Discussion of Adverse Events
December 2016
Number 682
Microarrays and Next-Generation Sequencing Technology The Use of Advanced Genetic Diagnostic Tools in Obstetrics and Gynecology
December 2016
Number 678
Comprehensive Sexuality Education
November 2016
Number 679
Immersion in Water During Labor and Delivery
November 2016
Number 680
The Use and Development of Checklists in Obstetrics and Gynecology
November 2016
Number 675
Management of Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia
October 2016
Number 676
Health Literacy to Promote Quality of Care
October 2016
Number 671
Perinatal Risks Associated With Assisted Reproductive Technology
September 2016
Number 672
Clinical Challenges of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods
September 2016
Number 673
Persistent Vulvar Pain
September 2016
Number 674
Guiding Principles for Privileging of Innovative Procedures in Gynecologic Surgery
September 2016
Number 667
Hospital-Based Triage of Obstetric Patients
July 2016
Number 664
Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During Pregnancy
June 2016
Number 665
Guidelines for Adolescent Health Research
June 2016
Number 660
Family Building Through Gestational Surrogacy
March 2016
Number 653
Concerns Regarding Social Media and Health Issues in Adolescents and Young Adults
February 2016
Number 657
The Obstetric and Gynecologic Hospitalist
February 2016
Number 651
Menstruation in Girls and Adolescents: Using the Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign
December 2015
Number 646
Ethical Considerations for Including Women as Research Participants
November 2015
Number 644
The Apgar Score
October 2015
Number 633
Alcohol Abuse and Other Substance Use Disorders: Ethical Issues in Obstetric and Gynecologic Practice
June 2015
Number 625
Management of Women With Dense Breasts Diagnosed by Mammography
March 2015
Number 624
Cervical Cancer Screening in Low-Resource Settings
February 2015
Number 615
Access to Contraception
January 2015
Number 617
End-of-Life Decision Making
January 2015
Number 619
Gynecologic Surgery in the Obese Woman
January 2015
Number 621
Patient Safety and Health Information Technology
January 2015
Number 614
Management of Pregnant Women With Presumptive Exposure to Listeria monocytogenes
December 2014
Number 612
Abortion Training and Education
November 2014
Number 605
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency in Adolescents and Young Women
July 2014
Number 601
Tamoxifen and Uterine Cancer
June 2014
Number 602
Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate and Bone Effects
June 2014
Number 603
Evaluation of Uncomplicated Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women Before Surgical Treatment
June 2014
Number 595
Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
May 2014
Number 596
Routine Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening
May 2014
Number 597
Labor Induction or Augmentation and Autism
May 2014
Number 589
Female Age-Related Fertility Decline
March 2014
Number 590
Preparing for Clinical Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynecology
March 2014
Number 586
Health Disparities in Rural Women
February 2014
Number 587
Effective Patient–Physician Communication
February 2014
Number 580
Von Willebrand Disease in Women
December 2013
Number 579
Definition of Term Pregnancy
November 2013
Number 576
Health Care for Homeless Women
October 2013
Number 569
Oral Health Care During Pregnancy and Through the Lifespan
August 2013
Number 565
Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease
June 2013
Number 556
Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy: Route of Administration and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism
April 2013
Number 557
Management of Acute Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Nonpregnant Reproductive-Aged Women
April 2013
Number 554
Reproductive and Sexual Coercion
February 2013
Number 548
Weight Gain During Pregnancy
January 2013
Number 551
Coping With the Stress of Medical Professional Liability Litigation
January 2013
Number 546
Tracking and Reminder Systems
December 2012
Number 547
Health Care for Women in the Military and Women Veterans
December 2012
Number 531
Improving Medication Safety
August 2012
Number 532
Compounded Bioidentical Menopausal Hormone Therapy
August 2012
Number 533
Lead Screening During Pregnancy and Lactation
August 2012
Number 528
June 2012
Number 523
Re-entering the Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology
May 2012
Number 525
Health Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women
May 2012
Number 517
Communication Strategies for Patient Handoffs
February 2012
Number 518
Intimate Partner Violence
February 2012
Number 515
Health Care for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Women
January 2012
Number 510
Ethical Ways for Physicians to Market a Practice
November 2011
Number 496
At-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Dependence: Obstetric and Gynecologic Implications
August 2011
Number 500
Professional Responsibilities in Obstetric–Gynecologic Medical Education and Training
August 2011
Number 501
Maternal–Fetal Intervention and Fetal Care Centers
August 2011
Number 495
Vitamin D: Screening and Supplementation During Pregnancy
July 2011
Number 490
Partnering With Patients to Improve Safety
May 2011
Number 484
Performance Enhancing Anabolic Steroid Abuse in Women
April 2011
Number 478
Family History as a Risk Assessment Tool
March 2011
Number 479
Methamphetamine Abuse in Women of Reproductive Age
March 2011
Number 473
Substance Abuse Reporting and Pregnancy: The Role of the Obstetrician–Gynecologist
January 2011
Number 464
Patient Safety in the Surgical Environment
September 2010
Number 462
Moderate Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy
August 2010
Number 455
Magnesium Sulfate Before Anticipated Preterm Birth for Neuroprotection
March 2010
Number 447
Patient Safety in Obstetrics and Gynecology
December 2009
Number 434
Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk
June 2009
Number 410
Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing
June 2008
Number 390
Ethical Decision Making in Obstetrics and Gynecology*
December 2007
Number 385
The Limits of Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine
November 2007
Number 374
Expert Testimony
August 2007
Number 365
Seeking and Giving Consultation
May 2007
Number 352
Innovative Practice: Ethical Guidelines
December 2006
Number 278
Avoiding Inappropriate Clinical Decisions Based on False-Positive Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Test Results
November 2002