Current Topics in Women's Health

First National Multi-state Collaborative Launched on Treating Maternal Opioid Use Disorder   -  11/14/2017 10:24:09 AM
ACOG has launched the first national multi-state collaborative to develop strategies for scalable programs to provide care and treatment for maternal opioid use disorder, which has surpassed hemorrhage and hypertension as the leading cause of maternal mortality in many states across the country.
ACOG Releases New Guidance Aimed at Making VBAC Available to More Women  -  10/24/2017 4:51:48 PM
Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) should be attempted at maternal care facilities that typically manage uncomplicated births if they are capable of performing emergency deliveries, according to updated guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). 

Vaginal Seeding Not Recommended for Infants  -  10/24/2017 4:43:04 PM
Due to the lack of data regarding the safety and efficacy of vaginal seeding, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) does not encourage or recommend it outside of the context of institutional review board-approved research, according to new guidance issued today. 
LARC and Reproductive Choice  -  10/24/2017 4:41:15 PM
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today issued an updated Practice Bulletin, “Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices,” outlining new key data on the safety of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), the most effective, reversible contraceptive methods available.
Ob Gyns Issue Less Restrictive VBAC Guidelines  -  10/20/2017 4:25:13 PM
Washington, DC -- Attempting a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is a safe and appropriate choice for most women who have had a prior cesarean delivery, including for some women who have had two previous cesareans, according to guidelines released today by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
ACOG Expands Recommendations to Treat Postpartum Hemorrhage  -  9/25/2017 11:27:28 AM
While maternal mortality rates due to postpartum hemorrhage have decreased in the last four decades it still accounts for more than 10 percent of pregnancy-related deaths. Postpartum hemorrhage is excessive bleeding (1,000 mL or greater) within the first 24 hours after birth but can occur up to 12 weeks postpartum. While there can be several causes, uterine atony, or when the uterus fails to contract after delivery, accounts for 70-80 percent of cases and should usually be considered first. 
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.

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