- ACOG Opposes Harmful Graham-Cassidy Health Care Legislation
“ACOG condemns the latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by ignoring regular order and rushing the harmful Graham-Cassidy bill to a vote. This latest effort is the most dangerous bill to date, threatening to strip health care from millions of Americans and end Medicaid as we know it."
- ACOG Congratulates Lasker Prize Winners
- Leading Women’s Health Care Groups Issue Joint Statement on USPSTF Draft Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations
“The incidence of cervical cancer in the U.S. has decreased significantly in the past 30 years because of widespread screening. The number of women dying from the disease also has dramatically decreased because of prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. However, suboptimal screening practices and lack of access to screening remain significant contributors to cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, emphasizing the importance of routine cervical cancer screening for women’s health.
- It is Safe to Receive Flu Shot During Pregnancy
"Influenza vaccination is an essential element of prenatal care because pregnant women are at an increased risk of serious illness and mortality due to influenza. In addition, maternal vaccination is the most effective strategy to protect newborns because the vaccine is not approved for use in infants younger than six months."
- Special Statement from ACOG President-Elect Lisa Hollier on Hurricane Harvey
"Over the past few days, I’ve seen up close and personal the catastrophic damage Hurricane Harvey has caused Texas and our patients. In my role with Texas Children’s, I’ve worked with our team to coordinate disaster and recovery operations across our system of hospitals, out-patient clinics and our health plan."
- Apply Now for Obesity Medicine Certification: Early Application Deadline is October 15
- Discussions and Counseling About Obesity Should Begin in Adolescence
- Frontline Physicians Praise Senate Vote on Repeal, Stand Ready to Work on Bipartisan Solutions to Health Care
“For months, our organizations have partnered together to express steadfast opposition to harmful health care reform legislation in Congress. Today, we are grateful that our patients do not face an uncertain future and a health care system that would fail to meet their needs."
- ACOG Applauds Defeat of Dangerous Health Care Legislation
“America averted a crisis of epic proportions last night when the U.S. Senate rejected the so called ‘skinny repeal’ bill – a vote that will hopefully press the reset button on what has been a rushed, disorganized, and uninformed attempt at crafting legislation impacting millions of Americans."
- Medication-assisted Treatment Remains the Recommended Therapy for Pregnant Women
“Concern about medication-assisted treatment must be weighed against the negative effects of ongoing misuse of opioids, which can be much more detrimental to mom and baby,” said lead Committee Opinion author, Maria Mascola, M.D. “Medication-assisted treatment improves adherence to prenatal care and addiction treatment programs and has been shown to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications. And while neonatal abstinence syndrome is often seen in infants who have been exposed prenatally to opioids, it is important to remember that it is an expected and treatable condition that has not been found to have any significant effect on cognitive development.”
- Ob-Gyns Should Include Contraceptive Counseling in Every Visit with Adolescents
By the 12th grade, more than half of young women report having had sex. In an effort to provide anticipatory guidance, discussions about contraception, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and other sexual health issues should begin before a girl has become sexually active, ideally during the first reproductive health visit between ages 13-15. However, regardless of a patient’s age or previous sexual activity, contraceptive counseling should be a routine part of every visit.
- ACOG: Senate Vote to Proceed Endangers Patients
“The U.S. Senate is playing a very dangerous game with the health care of millions of Americans. Today’s vote to proceed sets our nation on a path that endangers our patients, and cripples the health care delivery system. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) opposes both the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would leave millions without health care coverage."
- Best Practices to Improve Maternal Immunization Webcast
Register today for a free, 1 CME credit webinar sponsored by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Following the live presentation, the webinar will be archived on ACOG’s Immunization website, Immunizationforwomen.org for convenient viewing, but will not provide CME credit. Continuing Medical Education credit is provided through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
- Affordable Care Act Repeal Without Replacement Harms Patients
“Consistent with our steadfast opposition to any legislation that would leave our patients worse off, we oppose any effort by the U.S. Senate to repeal the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, premium and cost-sharing subsidies, and other coverage and consumer protections. We support a bipartisan and transparent process to develop consensus on improvements to current law that would close gaps in coverage."
- ACOG: ACA Repeal Would Devastate the Health of America’s Women and Families
Representing more than half a million of America’s frontline physicians, six major medical organizations—the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Psychiatric Association—oppose any Senate effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Following the recent announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the Senate will soon vote on such a measure, leaders from the six groups issued the following joint statement: