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RCOG statement: Lancet study examines global abortion rates

12 May 2016

A new Lancet study has shown that abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low. But in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained level,

RCOG statement: Study claims too much folate can increase autism risk

12 May 2016

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests there could be an increased risk of autism in children of mother's who have too much folate. 

RCOG statement: Lancet study calls for further investment in adolescent health

12 May 2016

A new Lancet Commission suggests that adolescent health and wellbeing has been neglected and underinvested with the poorest healthcare coverage of any age group.

Meet Kate Brian, the newly appointed Women’s Voices Lead

10 May 2016

Former television journalist turned women’s health advocate, Kate Brian, has been named as the first Women’s Voices lead.

Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination now offered from 20 weeks of pregnancy

21 April 2016

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has reviewed new evidence on the optimum time to offer whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy. 

Relationship between consultant presence and neonatal and maternal outcomes

20 April 2016

Maternal and neonatal outcomes are not affected by whether or not a senior obstetrician (a consultant) is scheduled to be present on labour wards, finds a study led by the RCOG and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in

RCOG response to claims that the NHS favours vaginal delivery on basis of cost

15 April 2016

Following a neonatal death at North Middlesex University Hospital, a coroner has submitted a report to the Department of Health warned that the NHS favours vaginal delivery over Caesarean sections on the basis of cost.

Young people 'missing out' on parenthood

15 April 2016

A survey of 1,000 young people from across the UK reveals worrying gaps in their knowledge of fertility and reproductive health, which experts believe may leave them ill equipped to choose when to have children, prevent unplanned pregnancy or take

Joint RCOG/RCM statement on multi-disciplinary working and continuity of carer

13 April 2016

The RCOG President Dr David Richmond is speaking at a maternity care conference today entitled ‘Celebrating Continuity - Rhetoric into Reality, Policy into Practice’.   

RCOG Statement: Escalation of industrial action by junior doctors

11 April 2016

Junior doctors are due to withdraw labour between the hours of 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April (18 hours in total) as part of their escalating industrial action over the imposition of a new contract. 

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