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22 May 2015

RCOG response to the Kirkup Report

 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has produced its formal response to the Kirkup Report. 


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21 May 2015

RCOG release: The RCOG is committed to eradicating obstetric fistula

Obstetric fistula is a preventable condition, caused by prolonged, obstructed labour. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 50,000 to 100,000 young women all over the world are affected every year and an estimated 2 million women are living with untreated fistula in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. This means that they have to live with the shame of constant incontinence along with skin infections and kidney disorders, which, if left untreated, can kill.

21 May 2015

RCOG statement: New study examining the effects of prolonged use of paracetamol during pregnancy

A study published by the University of Edinburgh today (20 May) has suggested that prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone in unborn baby boys.

18 May 2015

Professor Lesley Regan awarded ACOG Honorary Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Professor Lesley Regan, RCOG Vice President for Strategic Development, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG).


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13 May 2015

RCOG release: Challenges of developing obstetric medicines discussed in SIP

The development of new drugs for use in obstetrics is long overdue. A Scientific Impact Paper (SIP) published today (13 May) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) addresses the reasons for this and suggests ways that barriers to finding new treatments could be overcome.


13 May 2015

RCOG statement on re-appointment of Secretary of State for Health

The RCOG welcomes the re-appointment of Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health.


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.


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.


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. 


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