Trusted Sources of Health Information

When it comes to learning about health, it's important to make sure you get information from reliable sources. The Flo team is committed to providing the most credible and recent medical data in our articles to ensure the safety and quality of our content. 

When we’re creating medical content, we only use authoritative sources with scientifically backed information. This list includes examples of online libraries, databases, peer-reviewed journals, medical associations, and medical guidelines, and sources that provide scientific evidence on specific subjects.

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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society exists to provide education and support for patients with cancer.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is dedicated to the improvement of women's health. Their website contains FAQs, guides, educational programs, and clinical information for professionals and patients.

American Family Physician (AFP)

American Family Physician is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based clinical journal published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading scientific and professional psychological organization in the United States.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

ASRM provides multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy, and standards in the field of reproductive medicine for health care professionals.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is the United States’ health protection agency, and it provides information on health, safety, and security threats.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is an international library for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions, including doctors, nurses, patients, and researchers.

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Elsevier

Elsevier is an international platform of peer-reviewed literature that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance health care, and improve performance.

European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) offers news, publications, standards of care, and statements on different medical issues in obstetrics and gynecology.

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology provides information about best practices in reproductive medicine and publications on reproductive health.

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Fertility and Sterility

Fertility and Sterility is an international journal from ASRM that contains original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research that are relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. 

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Global Cancer Observatory — International Agency for Research on Cancer

The Global Cancer Observatory is an interactive web-based platform that presents global cancer statistics to inform cancer control and research.

GLOWM: The Global Library Of Women

GLOWM is the educational platform for FIGO (The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics). It contains peer-reviewed information on women’s health and medicine.

The Guttmacher Institute

The Guttmacher Institute is a research and policy organization that focuses on advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally. 
Their platform contains research reports, articles, infographics, and other forms of information on contraception, abortion, pregnancy, HIV, and STIs.

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Human Reproduction | Oxford Academic, UK

Human Reproduction is a journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research, case reports, and opinions and debates.

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Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University

The Institute for Reproductive health provides information about family planning, adolescence, gender equality, fertility awareness, mobilizing technology for reproductive health, and monitoring, learning, and evaluation.

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, or FIGO, is a global professional society of obstetricians and gynecologists. Their website is a source for advocacy, programmatic activities, education and training, and global projects on specific women's health issues.

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MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine, and it provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.

Medscape Ob/Gyn & Women's Health

Medscape provides expert content on different disorders and women’s health. It contains the latest medical news, commentary from clinicians, and articles.

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National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute provides information and resources about malignant diseases.

National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine

The NCBI houses more than 30 million citations of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include abstracts, links to full-text content from PubMed Central, and publisher web sites.

National Child and Maternal Health Education

The National Child & Maternal Health Education Program (NCMHEP), U.S. is a forum for research in the field of maternal and child health.

Nutrition for Clinicians

Nutrition for Clinicians is a resource from The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that provides ethical and scientific research, fact sheets, and information about nutrition and plant-based diets.

National Health Service

The National Health Service, or NHS, provides expert content for the United Kingdom on disorders, health, and well-being.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the nation’s medical research agency. Its platform contains health information, news, and research. 

National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health that provides resources on a wide range of researched health topics. 

NICE — The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NICE is a source for surveys and reports, and it provides national guidance and advice for improving health and social care.

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ReproductiveFacts

ReproductiveFacts is a patient education website from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists provides research, guidelines, patient information leaflets, and other information on women’s health.

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ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is an international platform for peer-reviewed literature. It contains scientific, technical, and medical information.

Sleep.org

Sleep.org is a source for sleep health articles from the National Sleep Foundation. It offers evidence-based scientific content and promotes sleep education and advocacy.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is a U.S.-based non-profit membership organization  that provides education in the field of maternal-fetal medicine.

Springer

Springer is an international source of scientific documents from journals, books, protocols, reference works, and proceedings.

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UpToDate

UpToDate is a U.S. platform for the most recent medical information and evidence-based recommendations.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and it regulates foods, drugs, medical devices, radiation-emitting products, vaccines, blood, and biological, animal, veterinary, cosmetic, and tobacco products.

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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an international platform with data dashboards and information about the most socially significant diseases.