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Headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period

23 May 2014

Most headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period are benign, but healthcare professionals must be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, suggests a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG)


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23 May 2014

The RCOG is supporting the UNFPA International Day to End Obstetric Fistula and has launched the RCOG/Marcus Filshie Fellowship to support fistula services at Kitovu Hospital, Masaka region in Uganda.


More maternal health surveillance needed

21 May 2014

Maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, and there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An


RCOG statement on Lancet series on neonatal deaths and stillbirths

20 May 2014

A new Lancet series of five papers looks at the progress to date and the challenges in improving newborn survival around the world, and sets targets that must be achieved by 2030 in order to ensure every newborn has a healthy start.


New BJOG study examines premature menopause and effects on later life cognition

7 May 2014

Premature menopause is associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


European societies in obstetrics and gynaecology gather for information sharing in Glasgow

7 May 2014

Knowledge and ideas from across Europe in the field of women’s health will be exchanged at the 23rd European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, held on 7–10 May 2014 in Glasgow.


RCOG statement on The Lancet study on child mortality across the world

6 May 2014

The Lancet has published a paper looking at global, regional and national levels of neonatal, infant and under-5 mortality from 1990 to 2013.


Effects of caesarean section on future fertility are minimal, suggest researchers

30 April 2014

Birth by caesarean section is unlikely to cause problems with future fertility, say researchers from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in a new study published today


Changes to the Part 1 and Part 2 MRCOG written exams

29 April 2014

From March 2015, the format of the MRCOG Part 1 and Part 2 written examinations will be changing. This is to modernise the examination and ensure the assessment is as fair, robust and reproducible as possible.


RCOG statement on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Annual Weigh-In

28 April 2014

Today the Academy of Medical Royal College (AoMRC) publishes the UK’s Annual Weigh-In, a follow up from last year’s ‘Measuring Up: the medical profession’s prescription for the nation’s obesity crisis’ report.


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