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International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23 May 2018

Today marks the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula – an awareness day that aims to raise awareness of the condition. Obstetric fistula occurs due to complications in childbirth and the effects are devastating. Millions of women around the


RCOG response to NI report on termination for Fatal Fetal Abnormality

26 April 2018

The report of an inter-Departmental working group in Northern Ireland on termination of pregnancies in fatal fetal abnormality cases has been published.


The RCOG backs abortion reform in the Republic of Ireland

25 April 2018

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) was established in 1929 as a College for the British Isles and gives equal status to the constituent parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. A representative from the Republic of


Valproate not to be prescribed without a pregnancy prevention programme

24 April 2018

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has today announced that valproate medicines – used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder – must no longer be prescribed to women of child bearing age unless she is on a pregnancy


RCOG statement in response to NHS mesh review

17 April 2018

NHS Digital has published a review of patients who have had a urogynaecological procedure for the treatment of prolapse or stress urinary incontinence including those where mesh, or tape or their equivalents have been used.


RCOG statement in response to Lancet series on pre-conception health

17 April 2018

The diet and health of both parents can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to a series of papers published in The Lancet. 


Royal Colleges and Faculty statement on workforce strategy for England

6 April 2018

Following Health Education England’s consultation on Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future: A draft health and care workforce strategy for England, leaders from eight Royal Colleges and Faculties have written a joint statement to urge the government


O&G leaders gather for RCOG’s World Congress

21 March 2018

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress 2018 begins today in Singapore, in partnership with the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore. Over 2,800 delegates from 83 countries will come together from 21-24


RCM/RCOG joint statement on multidisciplinary working

18 March 2018

The RCM and RCOG are committed to speaking with one voice on maternity safety and are united in their goal that every woman should have a good birth, with the best possible experience and outcomes for mother and her baby. They share a vision for a


CBT and mindfulness can help manage menopausal symptoms

15 March 2018

Women going through menopause may benefit from psychological interventions such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and behaviour-based therapies, to help manage their symptoms, finds a review of the available evidence published online in BJOG: An


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