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18 July 2019

RCOG/FSRH welcome ‘historic vote’ to reform the abortion law in Northern Ireland

Today, the UK Parliament has voted to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland.


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11 July 2019

Royal Colleges respond to the latest findings from the NMPA

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is a large evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services in Britain.

10 July 2019

RCOG welcomes MPs vote in favour of legalising abortion in Northern Ireland

MPs have backed amendments which require the government to liberalise abortion care in Northern Ireland if devolution is not restored by 21 October 2019.

1 July 2019

RCOG condemns use of emotive language to restrict abortion access

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has joined a coalition of reproductive health organisations to demand media organisations stop using the phrase “heartbeat bill” in their coverage of attempts in some US states to introduce six week abortion bans.


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27 June 2019

BJOG impact factor registers another increase

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology now has an impact factor of 5.193, and is ranked 6th out of 83 obstetrics and gynaecology journals in the Journal Citation Reports rankings. The new impact factor is the highest in BJOG’s history.


25 June 2019

RCOG response to top 10 priorities for future infertility research

First study of its kind reveals what the public and health professionals want infertility research to focus on next. The findings are being launched today at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference in Vienna.


18 June 2019

RCOG provides new guidance for doctors and women on when to give birth if waters break early

Pregnant women whose waters break early from 24 weeks, but do not go into labour, should be offered the choice to continue with the pregnancy until 37 weeks of gestation — as long as there are no signs of infection or complications, recommend revised clinical guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists published today.


17 June 2019

RCOG World Congress starts in London today

Today marks the start of RCOG Congress 2019 in London. This exciting event – one of the largest of its kind – will run from Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 June and will be hosted at London’s ExCel arena with almost 4,000 delegates from over 100 countries.


13 June 2019

RCOG response to latest abortion statistics in England and Wales

The Department of Health and Social Care has published statistics today which show the number of abortions carried out in England and Wales is at its highest level.


13 June 2019

RCOG response to Government consultation on fortifying flour with folic acid

The Government is consulting on plans to add folic acid to flour to help prevent birth defects such as spina bifida.


7 June 2019

New President of the RCOG elected

Dr Edward Morris (Eddie) has been elected President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and will take up office in December 2019.


7 June 2019

RCOG response to the independent review into gross negligence manslaughter

The General Medical Council has published an independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide.


7 June 2019

RCOG statement on reports of sexual and physical assaults on women in Sudan

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is extremely concerned by recent reports from Sudan of multiple sexual and physical assaults on women and medical staff amid violence in the capital Khartoum.


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