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Recognise the importance of human rights to improve healthcare for women

14 April 2015

Women’s human rights need to be addressed globally in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, says RCOG Vice President, Professor Lesley Regan, in her lecture today at the joint RCOG/RANZCOG World Congress in Brisbane, Australia. 


Revised guidelines on the risk and treatment options for thromboembolic disease in pregnancy

13 April 2015

Advice on preventing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy, birth and following delivery is outlined in two new revised guidelines published today (13 April) by the RCOG and launched at the RCOG World Congress in Brisbane,


Review recognises the importance of counselling in those affected by infertility

10 April 2015

The psychological impact and private agony of infertility must be carefully considered by healthcare professionals, suggests a new review, published today (Friday 10 April) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). The review identifies


The RCOG/RANZCOG host World Congress in Brisbane, stimulating a discussion about women’s health globally

9 April 2015

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) host a joint World Congress in Brisbane, Australia on 12th-15th April 2015. 


Accurate blood pressure measurement fundamental to early diagnosis in pregnancy

1 April 2015

Accurate blood pressure measurement (BP) is fundamental to the early diagnosis of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, says a review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).


RCOG statement on the use of antibiotics in pregnancy

26 March 2015

A paper published in PLOS (Public Library of Science) today suggests that the use of certain antibiotics (macrolides) in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of cerebral palsy and/or epilepsy in childhood. However, the absolute risk was


RCOG statement on mental health funding pledge in Budget statement

19 March 2015

The RCOG welcomes the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2015 Budget, pledging an additional £75 million over the next five years to give the right care to more women who experience ill mental health during the perinatal or


RCOG release: The use of ultrasound is examined in scientific opinion paper

16 March 2015

Ultrasound is being increasingly used for non-medical reasons, however, in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy it should be performed only when clinically indicated, advises a new Scientific Impact Paper (SIP) published today by the Royal College of


RCOG statement: Cochrane review on hormone therapy and cardiovascular health

10 March 2015

A Cochrane review published today examines the effects of hormone therapy on the cardiovascular system.


RCOG release: Working together to stop domestic violence against women

6 March 2015

Domestic violence is a major problem in the UK. One in four women in England and Wales have experienced some form of domestic abuse or violence. One in ten women have been raped. Domestic violence accounts for one third of violent crimes and the


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