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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


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23 May 2018

Today marks the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula – an awareness day that aims to raise awareness of the condition. Obstetric fistula occurs due to complications in childbirth and the effects are devastating. Millions of women around the


RCOG response to NI report on termination for Fatal Fetal Abnormality

26 April 2018

The report of an inter-Departmental working group in Northern Ireland on termination of pregnancies in fatal fetal abnormality cases has been published.


The RCOG backs abortion reform in the Republic of Ireland

25 April 2018

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) was established in 1929 as a College for the British Isles and gives equal status to the constituent parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. A representative from the Republic of


Valproate not to be prescribed without a pregnancy prevention programme

24 April 2018

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has today announced that valproate medicines – used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder – must no longer be prescribed to women of child bearing age unless she is on a pregnancy


RCOG statement in response to NHS mesh review

17 April 2018

NHS Digital has published a review of patients who have had a urogynaecological procedure for the treatment of prolapse or stress urinary incontinence including those where mesh, or tape or their equivalents have been used.


RCOG statement in response to Lancet series on pre-conception health

17 April 2018

The diet and health of both parents can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to a series of papers published in The Lancet. 


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