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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


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


RCOG statement: Mexico City Policy

8 February 2017

The core purpose of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is to improve women’s health and the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology worldwide. We are extremely concerned at the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, which


Nearly one in 10 British women experience painful sex

25 January 2017

Nearly one in 10 of British women are experiencing painful sex (dyspareunia), according to a new study published today (25 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


RCM CEO announces retirement

16 January 2017

Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive (CEO) of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), has announced her retirement and will step down from the role at the end of August 2017. 


Support for the RCP in calling for a review of NHS funding and resourcing

11 January 2017

“The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports a call by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) for the Prime Minister to immediately review how the demand on the NHS is met and resourced."


Prof Mary Ann Lumsden, Senior Vice President, awarded an OBE

31 December 2016

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is delighted that its Senior Vice President, Professor Mary Ann Lumsden, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list 2017 for services to Women’s Health.


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