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ACOG - Practice Bulletins from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: ACOG Practice Bulletins

The most current Practice Bulletins from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

ACOG - Practice Bulletins from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Practice Bulletins provide current information on established techniques and clinical management guidelines in obstetrics and gynecology. They are continuously monitored and by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and updated, reaffirmed or withdrawn as needed. This page contains direct links to each of the Practice Bulletins in current use

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Number O/G Title Publication Date Reaffirmed Date
4 O "Prevention of Rh D Alloimmunization (Obstet Gynecol Vol. 93, No. 5)" May-99 2013
36 O Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia (Obstet Gynecol 2002;100:177|191) Jul-02 2013
40 O Shoulder Dystocia (Obstet Gynecol 2002;100:1045|50) Nov-02 2015
44 O Neural Tube Defects (Obstet Gynecol 2003;102:203|13) Jul-03 2014
53 G Diagnosis and Treatment of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (Joint with the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists) (Obstet Gynecol 2004;103:1365|77) Jun-04 2014
60 O Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus (Obstet Gynecol 2005;105:675|85) Mar-05 2014
72 G Vaginitis (Obstet Gynecol 2006;107:1195|1206) May-06 2015
75 O Management of Alloimmunization During Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2006;108:457|64) Aug-06 2014
76 O Postpartum Hemorrhage (Obstet Gynecol 2006;108:1039|47) Oct-06 2013
78 O Hemoglobinopathies in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2007;109:229|37) Jan-07 2013
81 G Endometrial Ablation (Obstet Gynecol 2007;109:1233| 48) May-07 2013
82 O Management of Herpes in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2007;109:1489|98) Jun-07 2014
84 G Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (Obstet Gynecol 2007;110:429| 40) Aug-07 2016
86 O Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2007;110:941|55) Oct-07 2014
89 G Elective and Risk-Reducing Salpingo-oophorectomy (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:231| 41) Jan-08 2014
90 O Asthma in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:457|64) Feb-08 2014
91 G Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Nonpregnant Women (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:785|94) Mar-08 2014
92 O Use of Psychiatric Medications During Pregnancy and Lactation (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:1001|20) Apr-08 2014
93 G Diagnosis and Management of Vulvar Skin Disorders (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:1243|53) May-08 2013
94 G Medical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:1479|85) Jun-08 2014
95 O Anemia in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2008;112:201|7) Jul-08 2015
96 G Alternatives to Hysterectomy in the Management of Leiomyomas(Obstet Gynecol 2008;112:387|400) Aug-08 2014
101 O Ultrasonography in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:451|61) Feb-09 2014
102 O Management of Stillbirth (Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:748|61) Mar-09 2014
103 G Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (Joint with the Committee on Genetics and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists) (Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:957| 66) Apr-09 2015
104 G Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Gynecologic Procedures (Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:1180|9) May-09 2014
105 O Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:1405|13) Jun-09 2015
106 O "Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Nomenclature, Interpretation, and General Management Principles (Obstet Gynecol 2009;114:192|202)" Jul-09 2015
107 O Induction of Labor (Obstet Gynecol 2009;114:386|97) Aug-09 2015
108 G Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Obstet Gynecol 2009;114:936|49) Oct-09 2013
110 G Noncontraceptive Uses of Hormonal Contraceptives (Obstet Gynecol 2010;115:206|18) Jan-10 2014
114 G Management of Endometriosis (Obstet Gynecol 2010;116:223|36) Jul-10 2014
115 O Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery (Obstet Gynecol 2010;116:450|63) Aug-10 2015
116 O Management of Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Tracings (Obstet Gynecol 2010;116:1232|40) Nov-10 2015
119 G Female Sexual Dysfunction (Obstet Gynecol 2011;117:996 |1007) Apr-11 2015
120 O Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Labor and Delivery (Obstet Gynecol 2011;117:1472|83) Jun-11 2014
121 G Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices (Obstet Gynecol 2011;118:184 |95) Jul-11 2013
122 G Breast Cancer Screening (Obstet Gynecol 2011;118:372 |82) Aug-11 2014
123 O Thromboembolism in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2011;118:718|29) Sep-11 2014
126 G Management of Gynecologic Issues in Women With Breast Cancer (Obstet Gynecol 2012;119:666 |82) Mar-12 2014
128 G Diagnosis of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Reproductive-Aged Women (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:197 |206) July-12 2014
129 G Osteoporosis (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:718 |34) Sep-12 2014
130 O Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:964|73) Oct-12 2014
132 O Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:1514-21) Dec-12 2015
133 G Benefits and Risks of Sterilization (Obstet Gynecol 2013;121:392-404) Feb-13 2015
134 O Fetal Growth Restriction (Joint with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) (Obstet Gynecol 2013;121:1122-33) May-13 2015
135 G Second-Trimester Abortion (Obstet Gynecol 2013;121:1394-1406) Jun-13 2015
136 G Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated With Ovulatory Dysfunction (Obstet Gynecol 2013;122:176-85) Jul-13 2015
137 O Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (Obstet Gynecol 2013;122:406-16) Aug-13 2015
138 O Inherited Thrombophilias in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2013;122:706-17) Sept-13 2014
140 G Practice bulletin no. 140: management of abnormal cervical cancer screening test results and cervical cancer precursors Dec-13  
141 G Management of Menopausal Symptoms (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:202–16) Jan-14  
142 O

Cerclage for the Management of Cervical Insufficiency
(Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:372–9) 

143 G

Medical Management of First­Trimester Abortion (Joint with the Society of
Family Planning) (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:676–92)

145 O Antepartum Fetal Surveillance (Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:182–92) July-14  
146 O Management of Late-Term and Postterm Pregnancies
(Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:390–6)
147 G Lynch Syndrome (Joint with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology)
(Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:1042–54)


148 O Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:996–1005) Apr-15  
149 G Endometrial Cancer (Joint with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology) (Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1006–26) Apr-15  
150 G Early Pregnancy Loss (Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1258–67) May-15  
151 O Cytomegalovirus, Parvovirus B19, Varicella Zoster, and Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1510–25)  Jun-15  
152 G Emergency Contraception (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e1–11)  Sept-15  
153 O Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e12–24) Sept-15  
154 O Operative Vaginal Delivery (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126e56-65) Nov-15  
155 G Urinary Incontinence in Women (Joint with the American Urogynecologic Society) (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e66–81) Nov-15  
156 O Obesity in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e112–26) Dec-15  
161 O External Cephalic Version (Obstet Gynecol 2016;127:e54–61)  Feb-16  
162 O Prenatal Diagnostic Testing for Genetic Disorders (Joint with the Committee on Genetics and the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine) (Obstet Gynecol 2016;127:e108–22)  May-16  
163 O Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy (Joint with the Committe on Genetics and the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine) (Obstet Gynecol 2016;127:e123–37)  May-16  
164 G Diagnosis and Management of Benign Breast Disorders (Obstet Gynecol 2016;127:e141–56) Jun-16  
165 O Prevention and Management of Obstetric Lacerations at Vaginal Delivery (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e1–15) Jul-16  
166 O Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e43–53)  Sep-16  
167 G Gynecologic Care for Women and Adolescents With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e89–110) Oct-16  
168 G Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e111–30) Oct-16  
169 O Multifetal Gestations: Twin, Triplet, and Higher-Order Multifetal Pregnancies (Joint with the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine) (Obstet Gynecol 2016; 128:e131–46 Oct-16  
170 O Critical Care in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e147–54)  Oct-16  
171 O Management of Preterm Labor (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e155–64) Oct-16  
172 O Premature Rupture of Membranes (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e165–77) Oct-16  
173 O Fetal Macrosomia (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e195–209) Nov-16  
174 G Evaluation and Management of Adnexal Masses (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e210–26)  Nov-16  



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Last Updated

This page was last Updated on November 2016.