Information for women about how much they should eat during pregnancy is still not reaching many families, potentially putting the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies at risk.
The Government has released its Tobacco Control Plan which outlines plans to halve smoking in pregnancy by 2022, from 10.7% to 6% or under.
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are deeply concerned by the findings from an analysis carried out by the King’s Fund regarding local councils’ forecast expenditure on public health in 2017/18 in England. The analysis shows that the Government’s cuts to the public health budget have forced councils to reduce spending on key public health services, including access to contraception. The King’s Fund highlights that sexual and reproductive health services face the biggest loss in funding when it comes to changes in spending compared to last year, with a 5% cut that amounts to £30 million.
We are delighted to share the Annual Review 2016/17, which highlights the RCOG’s many key achievements and successes over the past year.
Member organisations of the UK Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Network and Action for Global health (AfGH) UK network, including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), released a joint statement ahead of the Family Planning Summit 2017.
Statements in response to a report by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on the increasing number of young women and girls seeking labiaplasty. In 2015-16, more than 200 girls under 18 had labiaplasty on the NHS. More than 150 of the girls were under 15.
Today, over 40 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter supported by sexual health charity FPA, BPAS, the Royal College of Midwives, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, calling on the Secretary of State for Health to remove the ban on NHS-funded abortion for women travelling from Northern Ireland.
The MBRRACE-UK report focuses on rates of stillbirth and neonatal death across the UK for babies born at 24 weeks of gestation or more. Published last week (21 June), the latest study showed that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% between 2013-2015. Over the same period, the neonatal death rate has remained fairly static with a short fall.
A detailed analysis of all stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred during childbirth in 2015 has identified key clinical actions needed to improve the quality of care and prevent future cases, reveals a summary report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Each Baby Counts initiative.
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology now has an impact factor of 5.051, ranking it 4th out of 79 journals in the OBGYN category, according to the 2016 Thomson Reuter Journal Citation Report® (JCR). This is a significant increase from the 2015 impact factor and BJOG now ranks above a number of competitor journals.
The President of the Royal College of Obstetricans and Gynaecologists, Professor Lesley Regan, and President of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Dr Asha Kasliwal, have today written to the Prime Minister expressing their deep concern about the potential impact on current abortion policy should the Conservative Party govern with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
In an analysis of more than 1.3 million pregnancies, weight gain during pregnancy greater or less than US guideline recommendations was associated with a higher risk of adverse outcomes for mothers and infants, according to a study published by JAMA.
Fiona Christie was left fighting for life after she lost three times the amount of blood in her body, following a dangerous complication that developed from giving birth to her daughter. The 39-year-old from Edinburgh suffered a major postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) immediately after delivering Rosa in 2009.
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