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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are continuously monitored and by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and updated, reaffirmed or withdrawn as needed.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
78 O Hemoglobinopathies in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2007;109:229-37) Jan-07 2018
81 G Endometrial Ablation (Obstet Gynecol 2007;109:1233-48) May-07 2018
82 O Management of Herpes in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2007;109:1489-98) Jun-07 2018
84 G Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (Obstet Gynecol 2007;110:429-40) Aug-07 2018
86 O Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2007;110:941-55) Oct-07 2018
90 O Asthma in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:457-64) Feb-08 2019
91 G Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Nonpregnant Women (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:785-94) Mar-08 2016
92 O Use of Psychiatric Medications During Pregnancy and Lactation (Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:1001-20) Apr-08 2018
95 O Anemia in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2008;112:201-7) Jul-08 2017
96 G Alternatives to Hysterectomy in the Management of Leiomyomas(Obstet Gynecol 2008;112:387-400) Aug-08 2019
105 O Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:1405-13) Jun-09 2017
106 O Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Nomenclature, Interpretation, and General Management Principles (Obstet Gynecol 2009;114:192-202) Jul-09 2017
107 O Induction of Labor (Obstet Gynecol 2009;114:386-97) Aug-09 2019
110 G Noncontraceptive Uses of Hormonal Contraceptives (Obstet Gynecol 2010;115:206-18) Jan-10 2018
114 G Management of Endometriosis (Obstet Gynecol 2010;116:223-36) Jul-10 2018
116 O Management of Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Tracings (Obstet Gynecol 2010;116:1232-40) Nov-10 2017
126 G Management of Gynecologic Issues in Women With Breast Cancer (Obstet Gynecol 2012;119:666-82) Mar-12 2016
128 G Diagnosis of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Reproductive-Aged Women (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:197-206) July-12 2016
129 G Osteoporosis (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:718-34) Sep-12 2019
130 O Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:964-73) Oct-12 2018
132 O Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:1514-21) Dec-12 2017
135 G Second-Trimester Abortion (Obstet Gynecol 2013;121:1394-1406) Jun-13 2017
136 G Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Associated With Ovulatory Dysfunction (Obstet Gynecol 2013;122:176-85) Jul-13 2018
140 G Management of Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results and Cervical Cancer Precursors (Obstet Gynecol 2013;122:1338-67) Dec-13 2018
141 G Management of Menopausal Symptoms (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:202–16) Jan-14 2018
142 O Cerclage for the Management of Cevical Insufficiency (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:372-9) Feb-14 2019
143 G Medical Management of First-Trimester Abortion (Joint with the Society of Family Planning) (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:676-92) Mar-14 2016
145 O Antepartum Fetal Surveillance (Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:182–92) July-14 2019
146 O Management of Late-Term and Postterm Pregnancies
(Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:390–6)
Aug-14 2019
147 G Lynch Syndrome (Joint with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology)
(Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:1042–54)


149 G Endometrial Cancer (Joint with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology) (Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1006–26) Apr-15 2017
151 O Cytomegalovirus, Parvovirus B19, Varicella Zoster, and Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1510–25)  Jun-15 2017
152 G Emergency Contraception (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e1–11)  Sept-15 2018
154 O Operative Vaginal Delivery (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e56-65) Nov-15 2018
155 G Urinary Incontinence in Women (Joint with the American Urogynecologic Society) (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e66–81) Nov-15 2018
156 O Obesity in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e112–26) Dec-15 2018
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 2018
163 O Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy (Joint with the Committee on Genetics and the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine) (Obstet Gynecol 2016;127:e123–37)  May-16 2018
164 G Diagnosis and Management of Benign Breast Disorders (Obstet Gynecol 2016;127:e141–56) Jun-16 2018
167 G Gynecologic Care for Women and Adolescents With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e89–110) Oct-16 2019
168 G Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e111–30) Oct-16 2018
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 2019
171 O Management of Preterm Labor (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e155–64) Oct-16 2018
174 G Evaluation and Management of Adnexal Masses (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e210-26) Nov-16 2018
175 O Ultrasound in Pregnancy (Joint with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) (Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:e241–56)  Dec-16 2018
178 O Shoulder Dystocia (Obstet Gynecol 2017;129:e123-33) May-17 2019
179 G Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Screening in Average-Risk Women (Obstet Gynecol 2017;129:e1–16)  July-17  
181 O Prevention of Rh D Alloimmunization (Obstet Gynecol 2017;130:e57–70)  Aug-17 2019
182 G Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (Joint with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology) (Obstet Gynecol 2017;130:e110-126) Sep-17 2019
183 O Postpartum Hemorrhage (Obstet Gynecol 2017;130:e168–86)  Oct-17 2019
186 G Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices (Obstet Gynecol 2017;130:e251–69) Nov-17 2019
187 O Neural Tube Defects (Obstet Gynecol 2017;130:e279–90)  Dec-17  
189 O Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2018;131:e15–30)  Jan-18  
190 O Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (Obstet Gynecol 2018;131:e49–64) Feb-18 2019
192 O Management of Alloimmunization During Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2018; 131:e82–90) Mar-18 2019
193 G Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2018;131:e91-103) Mar-18  
194 G Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Obstet Gynecol 2018;131:e157-71) Jun-18  
195 G Prevention of Infection After Gynecologic Procedures (Obstet Gynecol 2018;131:e172-89) Jun-18  
196 O Thromboembolism in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e1-17) Jun-18  
197 O Inherited Thrombophilias in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e18-34) Jun-18  
198 O Prevention and Management of Obstetric Lacerations at Vaginal Delivery (Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e87-102) Aug-18  
199 O Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Labor and Delivery (Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e103-19) Aug-18  
200 G Early Pregnancy Loss (Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e197-207) Aug-18 2019
201 O Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus (Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e228-48) Nov-18  
202 O Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia (Obstet Gynecol 2018;133:e1-25) Dec-18  
203 O Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2018;133:e26-50) Dec-18  
204 O Fetal Growth Restriction (Joint with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) (Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:e97-109) Jan-19  
205 O Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:e110-27) Jan-19 2019
206 G Use of Hormonal Contraception in Women With Coexisting Medical Conditions (Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:e194-207) Feb-19  
207 O Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:e181-93) Feb-19  
208 G Benefits and Risks of Sterilization (Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:e194-207) Mar-19  
209 O Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia (Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:e208-25) Feb-19  
210 G Fecal Incontinence (Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:e260-73) Mar-19  
211 O Critical Care in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2019; 133:e303-19) Apr-19  
212 O Pregnancy and Heart Disease (Joint with the Presidential Task Force on Pregnancy and Heart Disease) (Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:e320-56) Apr-19  
213 G Female Sexual Dysfunction (Obstet Gynecol 2019; 134:e1-18) Jun-19  
214 G Pelvic Organ Prolapse (Joint with the American Urogynecologic Society) (Obstet Gynecol 2019;134:e126-42) Nov-19  
215 G Vaginitis in Nonpregnant Patients (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 135(1):e1-e17) Jan-20  
216 O Macrosomia (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 135(1):e18-e35) Jan-20  
217 O Prelabor Rupture of Membranes (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 135(3):e80-e97) Mar-20  
218 G Chronic Pelvic Pain (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 135(3):e98-e109) Mar-20  
219 O Operative Vaginal Birth (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 135(4):e149-e159) Apr-20  
220 G Management of Genital Herpes in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol; 135(5):e193-e202) May-20  
221 O External Cephalic Version (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 135(5):e203-e212) May-20  
222 O Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 135(6):e237-e260) Jun-20  
223 O Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 135(6):e261-e274) Jun-20  
224 G Diagnosis and Management of Vulvar Skin Disorders (Obstet Gynecol 2020; 136(1):e1-e14) Jul-20  
225 0 Medication Abortion Up to 70 Days of Gestation (Obstet Gynecol. 2020;136(4):e31-e47.) Oct-20  
226 O
Screening for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities (Obstet Gynecol. 2020;136(4):e48-e69)




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This page was last updated on July 15, 2020.