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JEFFSelects: Standards & Guidelines

American College of Obstetrics-Gynecology (ACOG) Publications

ACOG has published several series of standards and guidelines including Committee Opinions, Education Bulletins, Technical Bulletins and Practice Bulletins. Since 1998, these have appeared in their journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology (aka, "the Green Journal"), although they're not included in the online version until 2002. Scott Memorial Library provides access to the current titles via electronic subscriptions to Obstetrics & Gynecology and a loose-leaf binder in the reserves collection.

ACOG Committee Opinions and Technology Assessments

Most current Committee Opinions, including all Patient Safety Checklists and Technology Assessments, are available online:

ACOG Practice Bulletins

Most current Practice Bulletins are available online:

However, the following current guidelines are available only in print. Find them in the Practice Bulletins binder, Call Number: WP 5 A111b in the reserves collection.

No. 4 Prevention of Rh D Alloimmunization. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 93 (5), May 1999: [1-8]. (Replaces Educational Bulletin No. 147, Oct. 1990). Also published in:

No. 6: Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 94 (3), Sep. 1999: [1-12]

No. 13 External Cephalic Version. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 95 (2), Feb. 2000: [1-7].

No. 17 Operative Vaginal Delivery. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 95 (6), Jun. 2000: [1-12].

No. 20 Perinatal Viral and Parasitic Infections. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 96 (2), Aug. 2000: [1-13]. (Replaces Educational Bulletin No. 177, Feb. 1993)

No. 22 Fetal Macrosomnia. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 96 (5), Nov. 2000: [1-11]. (Replaces Technical Bulletin No. 159, Sep. 1991)

No. 28 Use of Botanicals for the Management of Menopause. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 97 (6), Jun. 2001: [1-11].

No. 31 Assessment of Risk Factors for Preterm Birth. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 98 (4), Oct. 2001: 709-716. (Replaces Technical Bulletin No. 206, Jun. 1995; Committee Opinion No. 172, May 1996; Committee Opinion No. 187, Sep. 1997; Committee Opinion No. 198, Feb. 1998; Committee Opinion No. 251, Jan. 2001).

Withdrawn Guidelines

Superseded titles are removed from this page and the binders although for those issued since 1998, they may be located in their original journal publication by a literature search in MEDLINE. Otherwise, superseded publications are not available at Scott Memorial Library.

Any withdrawn guidelines dating back to 1959 can be purchased directly from the ACOG Resource Center. Please include your full name, affiliation and mailing address when communicating with the Center.

ACOG Resource Center
409 12th St., SW
Washington, DC 20090-6920
Phone: 202-863-2518 (Reference Desk)
Fax: 202-484-1595


Last updated: 02/06/2015