Current Topics in Women's Health

Discussions and Counseling About Obesity Should Begin in Adolescence   -  8/24/2017 7:51:42 AM
Adolescents affected by obesity face serious short-term and long-term physical and mental health complications that are often otherwise uncommon in their age group, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, non-fatty alcoholic fatty liver disease and breathing complications.
Largest Gathering of Women's Health Providers Meet in San Diego for ACOG's 2017 Annual Meeting  -  8/24/2017 7:51:42 AM
Nearly 5,000 attendees are expected to participate in the 2017 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting held by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), marking the 65th meeting for the association which ends on May 9. This year’s theme, “Next Generation of Health Care,” will focus on how to prepare ob-gyns to meet the challenges ahead.
Medication-assisted Treatment Remains the Recommended Therapy for Pregnant Women  -  7/26/2017 6:50:44 PM

“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.

Ob-Gyns Should Include Contraceptive Counseling in Every Visit with Adolescents  -  7/26/2017 6:35:18 PM

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 Revises Breast Cancer Screening Guidance: Ob-Gyns Promote Shared Decision Making  -  6/22/2017 6:23:24 PM

Today, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released its updated breast cancer screening guidance for average-risk women. ACOG’s revised guidelines continue to underscore the importance of screening mammography and its role in early detection of breast cancer and consequent reduction in mortality. Among the changes, however, is an emphasis on patient–provider shared decision making to help women make informed, individualized decisions about when to start screening, the frequency of screening and when to end screening. 

Ob-Gyn Awareness of Sex Workers’ Health Risks During Routine Visits is Essential  -  6/22/2017 5:46:14 PM

New guidance from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was released today recommending ob-gyns screen all patients for sex work in a nonjudgmental manner during sexual history-taking. The goal of increasing recognition of this population is to increase their access to preventive care.

ACOG Congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO  -  5/26/2017 5:16:09 PM
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) extends sincere congratulations to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as he steps into the role of Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
ACOG Elects New Officers  -  5/25/2017 4:02:01 PM

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced the election of Lisa M. Hollier, M.D., M.P.H., of Houston, Texas as president-elect; Wanda K. Nicholson, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., of Chapel Hill, North Carolina as Fellow-at-Large; and Hartaj K. Powell, M.D., M.P.H., of Reston, Virginia as Young Physician-at-Large. They assumed their respective offices on May 8, 2017.

Ob-Gyns Play Key Role in Diagnosing and Treating a Common Condition in Female Athletes  -  5/23/2017 6:55:20 PM

Ob-gyns have an important role to play in the health of female athletes, according to the latest guidance released from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Menstruation is a key vital sign, as well as an important factor in recognizing a medical condition observed in physically active girls and women known as the female athlete triad.

Haywood L. Brown, M.D., Becomes 68th President of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  -  5/22/2017 5:24:14 PM

Today, Haywood L. Brown, M.D., of Durham, North Carolina, became the 68th president of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), based in Washington, D.C. In assuming this role, Brown also became the president of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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