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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Controlling Birth, Controlling Pregnant Women

Ruth Macklin | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Ruth Macklin

Although appellate courts have upheld the right of pregnant women to refuse medical treatments, including c-sections, other actions continue to violate the decision-making autonomy of pregnant women.

Should You Break Up With Your Ob/Gyn?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's pretty clear that the gynecologists, obstetricians and pediatricians who are primarily responsible for our children's health are unified with the common goal of reducing exposure to toxic chemicals -- especially in pregnancy.

Ob/Gyns, Infertility Doctors: Toxic Chemicals Harm Mom, Dad And Baby

Molly Rauch | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Molly Rauch

The powerful new statement affirms that toxic chemicals in the environment are harming our reproductive health. They are harming our fetuses and babies, and they are harming our health as women, men, mothers and fathers.

The Question Ob-Gyns Should Be Asking Their Patients

Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:59pm EST (Reuters Health) - Doctors should ask teen girls and women whether their partners ar...

Major Medical Group Says Birth Control Should Be Sold Over The Counter

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.21.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON -- No prescription or doctor's exam needed: The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should b...

Abortion, Scientific Denialism And Religious Fundamentalism

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Women in Indiana and across the world have a right to the best scientific information available. To require medical personnel to misinform women about cancer risks is indefensible -- for any reason.

Pregnant Sioux Women Face "Hell Rides" to the Hospital, Induced Labors -- and the ACLU Wants to Know Why

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephanie Woodard

Without a full range of on-reservation reproductive health care, the women of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe remain vulnerable.

Weekly Pulse: Where Are the Anti-Choicers at the Kagan Hearings?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

As Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan begins her second week of confirmation hearings, Mother Jones' Stephanie Mencimer wonders why the anti-abortion protesters have been uncharacteristically subdued this time around.

Doctors Condemn Shackling Mothers in Labor and Delivery

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

This week, the American Medical Association called for an end to one of the most draconian practices in the U.S.: the shackling of incarcerated mothers during labor, delivery and post delivery.

Does Malpractice Alter Obstetric Practice?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

The threat of malpractice liability doesn't appear to have any impact on obstetrics, but it may frighten doctors into delivering fewer babies to reduce their cumulative risk of being sued.

More Republican Lies and Deception Over Cancer Screening

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's irresponsible for Republicans to label two new cancer-screening recommendations as partisan-based and illustrative of the sort of "rationing" they claim reform will bring.

ACOG Up to Dirty Tricks

Louise Marie Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louise Marie Roth

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is willing to go to preserve its near-monopoly over maternity care in the United States.

Dr. Patricia Allen on Bio-Identical Hormone Viral Outbreaks

Elizabeth Hemmerdinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

If I worked at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, I would ask to be put in charge of monitoring the financially and self-promotion-dr...