- ACOG Applauds Defeat of the AHCA
The American people have made their voices heard by telling their elected representatives: Do not turn back the clock on women’s health.
- Candidates for National Office are being sought for Congress and College year May 2018 to May 2019
The national offices to be filled for the term May 2018 to May 2019 are President Elect, Treasurer (2-year term), Assistant Secretary (2-year term) and Fellow-at-Large (2-year term). The Fellow-at-Large position is for any Fellow who meets the following criteria...
- America’s Front Line Physicians Urge Congress to Find a New Way Forward to Protect Patients’ Access to Care
Following the U.S. House of Representatives’ failure to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Osteopathic Association, representing 500,000 physicians and medical students, urge Congress to find a new way forward.
- ACNM and ACOG: Manager’s Amendment Makes a Bad Bill Worse; Vote NO on AHCA
Today, in a revised Committee Opinion from its committees on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement and Health Care for Underserved Women, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) stresses the importance for all individuals in the health care system to recognize and address the problem of limited health literacy. In “Health Literacy to Promote Patient Safety,”
- 2018 District & Section Fellow Election Call for Candidates
The ACOG Executive Board recently voted to shorten the District and Section Fellow Officer terms from 3 to 2 years. In doing so, more Fellows will be afforded the opportunity to serve in leadership positions. The 2018 cycle will serve as our transition year into this new process.
- ACOG Opposes the American Health Care Act
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) opposes the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) released by the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The AHCA does not meet ACOG’s principles by which we determine our positions on reform alternatives. The proposal would turn the clock back on vital coverage protections, benefits, and consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act.
- Labetalol Injection Shortage, Estimated Release Dates of late-March and early-April
ASHP and Drugs.com are reporting a shortage of labetalol injection due to increased demand and manufacturing delays. This will likely impact the care of pregnant women and postpartum women with severe hypertension. Specifically, Akorn has labetalol 5 mg/mL 40 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-March 2017. The 20 mL vials are on allocation.
- Ob-Gyns Tell Congress: Don’t Turn Back the Clock on Women’s Health
Six hundred ob-gyns are in Washington, D.C., today to meet with their members of Congress and deliver a firm message: Don’t turn back the clock on women’s health.
Members of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nation’s largest professional membership organization for women’s health care physicians, are urging a NO vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
- Register for the ASAM Buprenorphine Course, December 2, 2016
This course meets DEA requirements and will cover: opioid addiction and women’s health, reproductive health and pregnancy, patient selection and application for DEA licensure.
- ACOG Proudly Observes International Women's Day
"As obstetrician-gynecologists, our mission is to ensure that women everywhere have access to the best possible health care. Adequate care empowers women and girls to make decisions regarding their own health in order to achieve the futures they want—and that benefits everyone."
- Fellows may access the electronic Election Process for National Offices to the Executive Board now until May 3, 2017.
Online National Office Election Polls Open March 8, 2017. Online polls will close May 3, (11:59 PM Eastern Time).
- America’s Front Line Physicians Express Serious Concerns with the American Health Care Act
While nearly 70 percent of high schools across the country have a class devoted to health topics based on the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sexuality education varies widely in terms of the accuracy of the content, emphasis and effectiveness. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for adolescents to use a variety of media sources to fill in the gaps. As many as three quarters use social networking sites, including platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
- Practice Advisory: Screening Pelvic Examination
On March 7, 2017, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) released a final recommendation statement and evidence summary on screening for gynecologic conditions with pelvic examination in women without any signs or symptoms. The Task Force’s recommendation is an "I" statement; that is, it concluded there is not enough evidence to determine the benefits or harms of performing screening pelvic exams (external inspection, internal speculum examination, bimanual examination, and rectovaginal examination) in asymptomatic, non-pregnant adult women. This is not a recommendation against performing a routine pelvic examination, but an acknowledgement that more research is needed.
- Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Maternal Deaths
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Preeclampsia Foundation announce their endorsement of bipartisan legislation introduced today that will strengthen state efforts to prevent maternal deaths by addressing the devastating and costly health consequences that threaten the lives of moms and babies across the country.
- ACOG Recommends Offering Additional Carrier Screening to All Women, Regardless of Ethnicity or Family History
In recognition of how critical genetic testing is in preparing for and managing a successful pregnancy, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has expanded guidelines on carrier screening in two new Committee Opinions released today. In the past, ACOG recommended carrier screening—genetic testing that determines whether an asymptomatic person has a genetic mutation or abnormalities associated with a particular disorder that may be passed on to children—based primarily on ethnicity. The focus was on specific ethnic populations with known increased risk for particular disorders. ACOG’s two new Committee Opinions go beyond previous guidance to broaden who should be screened and for which genetic disorders.