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5 May 2015

RCOG statement on the birth of the Royal baby

Dr. David Richmond, President of the RCOG, has welcomed the announcement that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have had a second child, a baby girl named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, who was born on Saturday 2nd May 2015.


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1 May 2015

New WHO vision to improve quality of care for pregnant women and newborns

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication today of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) vision to improve the quality of care for every pregnant woman and newborn baby and end preventable deaths.

29 April 2015

Nepal Earthquake – Message of Support from the RCOG

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) would like to express our support to the people of Nepal after the recent earthquake there.

23 April 2015

Joint statement on story about women choosing to be circumcised

The Intercollegiate FGM Group, along with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) have read the article on why some women choose to be circumcised published on 8 April 2015. We are extremely concerned by the way FGM is treated in the article.


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21 April 2015

RCOG statement on report into severe pregnancy sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum

The RCOG welcomes a new report by charities Pregnancy Support Sickness (PSS) and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) into the impact on women of severe pregnancy sickness, known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).


16 April 2015

RCOG statement on new WHO guidance on caesarean section

The RCOG has reiterated its support for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guidance on elective caesarean section.


15 April 2015

Updates on the Department of Health’s FGM prevention programme

The Department of Health has published several new documents that will be of interest to members involved in FGM care. 


15 April 2015

An increase in female genital cosmetic surgery in Australia and the UK

Publicly funded labiaplasties in Australia and the United Kingdom have more than doubled over the last decade, say leading experts tomorrow at the RCOG/RANZCOG World Congress in Brisbane.


14 April 2015

Recognise the importance of human rights to improve healthcare for women

Women’s human rights need to be addressed globally in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, says RCOG Vice President, Professor Lesley Regan, in her lecture today at the joint RCOG/RANZCOG World Congress in Brisbane, Australia. 


13 April 2015

Revised guidelines on the risk and treatment options for thromboembolic disease in pregnancy

Advice on preventing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy, birth and following delivery is outlined in two new revised guidelines published today (13 April) by the RCOG and launched at the RCOG World Congress in Brisbane, Australia.


10 April 2015

Review recognises the importance of counselling in those affected by infertility

The psychological impact and private agony of infertility must be carefully considered by healthcare professionals, suggests a new review, published today (Friday 10 April) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). The review identifies infertility as a complex state and life crisis and sets out the dangers of neglecting the emotional impact of involuntary childlessness and viewing it solely in biological or medical terms.


9 April 2015

The RCOG/RANZCOG host World Congress in Brisbane, stimulating a discussion about women’s health globally

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) host a joint World Congress in Brisbane, Australia on 12th-15th April 2015. 


1 April 2015

Accurate blood pressure measurement fundamental to early diagnosis in pregnancy

Accurate blood pressure measurement (BP) is fundamental to the early diagnosis of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, says a review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).


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