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27 February 2015

RCOG release: Timing of clamping the umbilical cord analysed in opinion paper

For healthy babies born at full term, current evidence supports deferred umbilical cord clamping rather than immediate clamping, says a new up-dated Scientific Impact Paper published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 


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26 February 2015

RCOG statement on the NPEU maternity survey 2014

Today, the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) at Oxford University has published Safely delivered: A national survey of women’s experiences of maternity care 2014.

18 February 2015

BJOG study on proactive labour induction practice in Denmark

A new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) suggests that a proactive labour induction practice in Denmark has improved perinatal outcomes.

18 February 2015

Study suggests proactive labour induction can improve perinatal outcomes

A proactive labour induction practice once women are full term can improve perinatal outcomes suggests a new Danish study, published today (18 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


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17 February 2015

RCOG statement on Education Committee report on PSHE and SRE

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication today of the Commons Education Committee report Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools . 


13 February 2015

Joint RCOG/BMS statement: Lancet study on HRT use and ovarian cancer risk

A study published today in The Lancet looks at short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the possible increased risk of ovarian cancer.


10 February 2015

Updated patient information on alcohol in pregnancy

Women trying to conceive and those in the first three months of pregnancy are advised not to drink alcohol, states updated patient information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 


6 February 2015

RCOG joins movement to call for the end of the medicalisation of FGM

Today is the UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes and supports the mobilisation of healthcare professionals to end the medicalisation of FGM in countries where it occurs.  


6 February 2015

Air travel and pregnancy – all you need to know

The safest time to fly during pregnancy is before 37 weeks and before 32 weeks if you are carrying twins, advises new patient information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 


5 February 2015

RCOG/FSRH publish joint manifesto for the General Election

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) today publish a joint manifesto for the General Election on Thursday 7 May 2015.


4 February 2015

RCOG statement on FGM trial verdict

The High Court today has decided that Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena is not guilty of the offence of female genital mutilation (FGM).


4 February 2015

Women at risk of inherited gynaecological cancers need swift identification

Women at risk of developing inherited gynaecological cancers should be identified as early as possible to ensure that they get the most appropriate treatment states a new opinion paper published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) today.


4 February 2015

UK maternity services encouraged to review serious clinical incidents in labour

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is calling upon UK maternity services to report all cases of intrapartum stillbirth, early neonatal death and severe neonatal brain injury occurring as a result of incidents during term labour as part of its Each Baby Counts project.


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