Wednesday, July 10, 2013

OB/GYN Org - to TX: Get Out of Our Exam Rooms

What is the ACOG
It is the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists(ACOG), formerly the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is a professional association of medical doctors specializing in obstetrics and gynecology in the United States. It has a membership of over 55,000[1] and represents 90 percent of U.S. board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists.
Yesterday they issued a letter to Texas legislators that basically said
Get Out of Our Exam Rooms
Women Can Make Their Own Medical Decisions Without State Interference

Read the whole letter

And this is not the first time they have spoken out:

ACOG offered some examples in which they said state legislators have intruded into medical practice with laws that:

• Require medically unnecessary ultrasounds before an abortion and force a patient to view the ultrasound image.

• Prohibit physicians from speaking to patients about firearms and gun safety.

• Mandate an outdated treatment protocol for medical abortion.

• Prescribe what must be communicated to patients about breast density and cancer risk.

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