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Healthcare leaders call to allow women to take misoprostol at home

10 July 2018

Women in England should be allowed to take misoprostol - the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion - just like their peers in Scotland and Wales, argue healthcare leaders, in an editorial published in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive

RCOG statement on appointment of new Health Secretary

10 July 2018

The RCOG congratulates the new Health Secretary on his appointment and very much looks forward to working with him on the future of women’s healthcare.

RCOG statement in response to the announcement by the IMMDS Review on use of surgical mesh

10 July 2018

The RCOG awaits further detail around an announcement that there will be a temporary halt around the use of surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence.

RCOG/FSRH statement on taking misoprostol at home

29 June 2018

In October 2017, the Chief Medical Officer and Health Secretary in Scotland recognised a woman’s home as a safe and acceptable place to take misoprostol, the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion.

RCOG statement in response to MBRRACE-UK report on perinatal mortality

15 June 2018

The stillbirth rate associated with twin pregnancy in the UK has reduced by around 44% over the period 2014 to 2016, according to the latest perinatal mortality report from MBRRACE-UK published today. Rates of neonatal mortality associated with twin

RCOG co-launches new digital tool to help prepare women for pregnancy

14 June 2018

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in partnership with Tommy’s, Public Health England and the UCL Institute for Women’s Health, is delighted to announce the launch of a new digital tool, Planning for Pregnancy.

Obesity and smoking in pregnancy associated with higher risk of PCOS in daughters

13 June 2018

Women who smoke and are obese during pregnancy are more likely to have daughters who develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) later in life, according to a large study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

RCOG statement in response to Williams Review

11 June 2018

The RCOG welcomes the publication of the Williams Review which makes a number of recommendations in order to provide clarity for healthcare professionals and improve patient safety.

Womb transplants offer much hope, but remain an experimental procedure

5 June 2018

Successful births following womb transplants are a major advance for women without a functioning uterus, but a group of doctors warn the procedure remains experimental and success of the practice still requires further strictly controlled

RCOG position on abortion provision in Northern Ireland

29 May 2018

Following the outcome of the abortion referendum in the Republic of Ireland, women in Northern Ireland now face among the most restrictive access to abortion in the world. Women are forced to travel for help when faced with an unwanted pregnancy, at

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