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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.

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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. 

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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).

26 March 2015

RCOG statement on the use of antibiotics in pregnancy

A paper published in PLOS (Public Library of Science) today suggests that the use of certain antibiotics (macrolides) in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of cerebral palsy and/or epilepsy in childhood. However, the absolute risk was noted as being low. 

19 March 2015

RCOG statement on mental health funding pledge in Budget statement

The RCOG welcomes the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2015 Budget, pledging an additional £75 million over the next five years to give the right care to more women who experience ill mental health during the perinatal or antenatal period.

16 March 2015

RCOG release: The use of ultrasound is examined in scientific opinion paper

Ultrasound is being increasingly used for non-medical reasons, however, in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy it should be performed only when clinically indicated, advises a new Scientific Impact Paper (SIP) published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 

10 March 2015

RCOG statement: Cochrane review on hormone therapy and cardiovascular health

A Cochrane review published today examines the effects of hormone therapy on the cardiovascular system.

6 March 2015

RCOG release: Working together to stop domestic violence against women

Domestic violence is a major problem in the UK. One in four women in England and Wales have experienced some form of domestic abuse or violence. One in ten women have been raped. Domestic violence accounts for one third of violent crimes and the cost in human and economic terms is enormous – an estimated £23 billion per year in the UK. 

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