News: ACOG urges ob/gyns to help increase rural women's health-care access

May 1, 2009

ACOG is urging ob/gyns to increase access to women's health services in nonurban areas.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is urging ob/gyns to undertake initiatives to increase access to women's health services in nonurban areas. A Committee Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology (3/2009) outlines how lack of access to adequate women's health care puts rural women in the United States at greatly increased risk of poor health outcomes and suggests ways in which ob/gyns can help improve this situation: