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BMS/RCOG statement on the ‘Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me’ documentary

18 April 2017

Dr Heather Currie, Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS), said: "The screening of ‘Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me’ is both welcome and timely. It shares information and experiences that women will find useful, but also adds


Women’s right to safe and timely healthcare: RCOG World Congress 2017

6 April 2017

More than 2,300 delegates from 77 countries packed into the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress 2017 (20-22 March). More than 155 internationally renowned experts


House of Lords report on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS

5 April 2017

Professor Lesley Regan, President of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), said:  “This report is long-overdue and much-needed. We commend the Committee for its strong stance on the need for political consensus and


RCOG statement on the NHS Five Year Forward View update

31 March 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View and in particular its support for a more integrated health and social care system, recognising the need for


Local mothers nearly eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

29 March 2017

Rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission have plummeted across sub-Saharan Africa in the 15 years since a programme was launched to help HIV-positive pregnant women access essential services and medical care. mothers2mothers (m2m) employs mothers


Hearts and minds must be changed to support safe abortion care

21 March 2017

Around 22 million unsafe abortions take place around the world each year, resulting in the preventable deaths of nearly 50,000 women. Another 5 million women suffer serious injuries as a result of complications due to unsafe abortions, often leading


Pregnant women should be screened for substance abuse

20 March 2017

Nearly two in 10 (19.6%) women in the Western Cape, South Africa drink alcohol while pregnant*; twice the international average and more than double the number in the US (8.5%)**. Meanwhile, statistics show that almost 9% of expectant mothers in


RCOG World Congress 2017

8 March 2017

Women’s right to receive safe and timely healthcare will be the focus of the 2017 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress in Cape Town from 20-22 March.


Cardiac arrests in pregnancy associated with obstetric anaesthesia complications

27 February 2017

Nearly one in four cardiac arrests in pregnancy are associated with complications of obstetric anaesthesia, according to a new study published today (Friday 24 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


Maternal Mental Health - Women's Voices report

22 February 2017

Women’s experiences highlight urgent need to improve maternal mental healthcare Women with mental health problems during and after pregnancy reveal the impact of low rates of specialist referral, long waits, as well as lack of consensus over


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