American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Docs get more precise about full-term pregnancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mom-to-be closing in on her due date? The nation’s obstetricians are getting more precise about exactly how close makes for a full-term pregnancy. On average, a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, counting from […]

10/22/2013

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Environmental chemicals a pregnancy risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nation’s largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said Monday. The report urges doctors to […]

09/23/2013

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Should you have robotic surgery? Pluses, minuses

CHICAGO (AP) — Robotic surgery is being done more and more often for a variety of operations. But experts say there’s a lack of strong evidence that it’s any better than standard surgery in most cases — and it’s usually costlier.

04/09/2013

OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills

WASHINGTON (AP) – No prescription or doctor’s exam needed: The nation’s largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms. Tuesday’s surprise opinion from these gatekeepers […]

11/20/2012

Report: Most women need Paps every 3 or 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guidelines issued today recommend that women can wait three to five years between checks for cervical cancer, depending on their age and test choice. Many medical groups have long recommended a Pap […]

10/23/2012

Teen birth control

CHICAGO (AP) – Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants  – long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don’t […]

09/20/2012

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