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About the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

2001 marked the 50th Anniversary of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, the College today has over 45,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Now based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization.

 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists works primarily in four areas:

  • Serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members.
  • Promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care.
  • Increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care.
For information on Membership and the College's Annual Clinical Meeting, visit the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' web site.