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Non-invasive prenatal testing is likely to become a primary screening method in pregnancy, states paper exploring the issues

5 March 2014

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is likely to become a primary screening method for chromosomal abnormalities (such as Down syndrome) in pregnancy in the future and so greatly reduce invasive testing and the associated risks, says a new


RCOG statement on Endometriosis Awareness Week

3 March 2014

This week marks Endometriosis Awareness Week (3–9 March 2014), promoting a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis.


RCOG statement on Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

28 February 2014

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to mark the month, the national ovarian cancer charity, Target Ovarian Cancer, is raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, by encouraging everyone to tell 50 people about the symptoms


RCOG statement on new NICE guidelines on domestic violence and abuse

26 February 2014

Today NICE publishes new guidelines on domestic violence and abuse. The guidance reviews all of the evidence around domestic violence, and sets out recommendations for training to help identify, prevent and reduce domestic violence.


BJOG release: New study looks into the risk factors of miscarriage and estimates a quarter of them could be prevented

19 February 2014

Over a quarter of miscarriages may be preventable, estimate researchers in a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Managing the birth of extremely premature babies is complex and requires shared decision making

12 February 2014

Managing the birth of extremely premature babies involves complex decisions and requires shared decision making between healthcare professionals and parents, says a new scientific opinion paper published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians


RCOG statement on the Brook report on crisis pregnancy centres

11 February 2014

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has been made aware of the report on crisis pregnancy centres published by Brook today, which highlights that some centres are providing inaccurate and misleading information about the


RCOG statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM 2014

6 February 2014

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the announcement today by the Department of Health that from this year, all NHS hospital trusts must record (starting in April) and report (from September) on information about


RCOG release: Botulinum toxin may be used to ease urinary incontinence disorders if conservative treatment fails

5 February 2014

Botulinum toxin preparations, such as Botox, have rapidly become a viable treatment option for urinary urge incontinence disorders, say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in a new Scientific Impact Paper


RCOG appoints Vice President, Strategic Development

24 January 2014

The RCOG Council is pleased to announce that Professor Lesley Regan has been elected to the post of Vice President, Strategic Development.


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