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2 October 2015

RCOG announcement: New TOG Editor-in-Chief in position

The RCOG is pleased to announce that Mr Mark Roberts has taken up his position as the new Editor-in-Chief of The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) from 1 October 2015, succeeding Mr Jason Waugh who has held the post for the last 6 years and been a member of the TOG Editorial Board for the last 11 years.

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1 October 2015

RCOG release: Vaginal birth after a C-section ‘as likely to be successful’

Women considering a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section can be assured that it is a clinically safe choice for the majority of women, according to revised guidelines published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 

23 September 2015

RCOG statement on new contract proposals for junior doctors

The RCOG is extremely concerned by the Government’s proposals for junior doctor contracts in England.

22 September 2015

Combined Royal Colleges Medal

The Royal Photographic Society Combined Royal Colleges Medal - call for nominations 2016.

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16 September 2015

BJOG release: No long term effects of antidepressant use during pregnancy

The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioural effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, suggests the findings from three studies published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

3 September 2015

An Evening to Remember Michael Brudenell

All those who knew, worked with, undertook training or research with Michael, or had other professional associations with him are most welcome to join his family and friends at this celebration of his life.

26 August 2015

BJOG release: Chlamydia screening for pregnant women is cost-effective

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective, finds an Australian study published today (26 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

21 August 2015

BJOG release: The global cost of unsafe abortion

Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published today (19 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG).

29 July 2015

RCOG statement: New study finds caesarean ‘safest’ for breech delivery

A study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) today examines the risks of vaginal breech delivery on the health of a baby.

29 July 2015

BJOG release: Caesarean birth ‘safest’ for breech delivery

The relative risks of a baby dying or suffering complications after a vaginal breech delivery are higher than in planned caesarean section, however, the absolute risks are low, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 

29 July 2015

RCOG statement: Advice on nutrition in pregnancy

A new study, based on fruit-flies, from the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London, has suggested that women may not need to ‘eat for two’ during pregnancy because the body could adapt to absorb more energy from the same amount of food.

22 July 2015

RCOG statement: Prevalence of FGM in England and Wales

A new report published by City University London and Equality Now provides national and local estimates of the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England and Wales.

22 July 2015

BJOG release: Serum biomarkers can predict women at risk of pre-eclampsia

Levels of biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women can be used to predict which women are at risk of pre-eclampsia, finds a study published today (22 July) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). ADMA and Hcy, both known to be raised in women with pre-eclampsia, are present in the blood in higher than normal concentrations a month before the onset of the condition.

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