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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).
Largest Gathering of Women's Health Providers Meet in San Diego for ACOG's 2017 Annual Meeting  -  5/26/2017 5:16:09 PM
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.
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.


Ob-Gyns Tell Congress: Don’t Turn Back the Clock on Women’s Health  -  5/5/2017 5:46:59 PM

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). Last week, ACOG outlined concerns with how the AHCA will affect women’s access to health care coverage, and yesterday the Congressional Budget Office issued a report confirming many of those concerns —estimating 14 million fewer Americans will have health care coverage in 2018 and 24 million by 2026. We cannot afford the devastating effect this will have on the health and well-being of all Americans, especially women and families. 


Research Awards Announced for ACOG 2017 Annual Meeting  -  5/5/2017 4:57:23 PM
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is pleased to announce the 2017 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting research award winners, who were selected from among more than 700 outstanding original research papers and posters to be presented at this year’s event.
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