ACOG Committee Opinions: Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Contraception among Teenagers
August 7, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued two new opinions, one on opioid use and opioid use disorder in pregnant women and one on counseling adolescents about contraception. The first opinion, which updates guidance from 2012, suggests that screening for opioid use disorder should be performed for all pregnant women at the first prenatal visit. For women who have an opioid use disorder, ACOG states that opioid agonist therapy is preferred over medically supervised withdrawal.