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‘Eating for two’ pregnancy myth still risks harming mothers and their babies

24 July 2017

Information for women about how much they should eat during pregnancy is still not reaching many families, potentially putting the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies at risk. 


RCOG statement on the Tobacco Control Plan

18 July 2017

The Government has released its Tobacco Control Plan which outlines plans to halve smoking in pregnancy by 2022, from 10.7% to 6% or under. 


RCOG/FSRH statement on local councils’ planned cuts to public health

13 July 2017

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are deeply concerned by the findings from an analysis carried out by the King’s Fund regarding local councils’ forecast expenditure


RCOG celebrates successes in its Annual Review 2016/17

12 July 2017

We are delighted to share the Annual Review 2016/17, which highlights the RCOG’s many key achievements and successes over the past year.


RCOG calls for high quality family planning for all women and girls

11 July 2017

Member organisations of the UK Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Network and Action for Global health (AfGH) UK network, including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), released a joint statement ahead of the


RCOG/BritSPAG statement on the BBC report of under 18s seeking labiaplasty

3 July 2017

Statements in response to a report by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on the increasing number of young women and girls seeking labiaplasty. In 2015-16, more than 200 girls under 18 had labiaplasty on the NHS. More than 150 of the girls


RCOG supports removal of NHS-funded abortion ban for Northern Irish women

28 June 2017

Today, over 40 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter supported by sexual health charity FPA, BPAS, the Royal College of Midwives, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, calling on the Secretary of State for


RCOG statement on fall in the UK stillbirth rate

28 June 2017

The MBRRACE-UK report focuses on rates of stillbirth and neonatal death across the UK for babies born at 24 weeks of gestation or more. Published last week (21 June), the latest study showed that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by


Teamwork in maternity units key to reducing baby deaths and brain injuries

21 June 2017

A detailed analysis of all stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred during childbirth in 2015 has identified key clinical actions needed to improve the quality of care and prevent future cases, reveals a summary report from the


BJOG impact factor increases to 5.051

15 June 2017

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology now has an impact factor of 5.051, ranking it 4th out of 79 journals in the OBGYN category, according to the 2016 Thomson Reuter Journal Citation Report® (JCR). This is a significant


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