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Study suggests proactive labour induction can improve perinatal outcomes

18 February 2015

A proactive labour induction practice once women are full term can improve perinatal outcomes suggests a new Danish study, published today (18 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


RCOG statement on Education Committee report on PSHE and SRE

17 February 2015

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication today of the Commons Education Committee report Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools . 


Joint RCOG/BMS statement: Lancet study on HRT use and ovarian cancer risk

13 February 2015

A study published today in The Lancet looks at short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the possible increased risk of ovarian cancer.


Updated patient information on alcohol in pregnancy

10 February 2015

Women trying to conceive and those in the first three months of pregnancy are advised not to drink alcohol, states updated patient information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 


RCOG joins movement to call for the end of the medicalisation of FGM

6 February 2015

Today is the UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes and supports the mobilisation of healthcare professionals to end the medicalisation


Air travel and pregnancy – all you need to know

6 February 2015

The safest time to fly during pregnancy is before 37 weeks and before 32 weeks if you are carrying twins, advises new patient information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 


RCOG/FSRH publish joint manifesto for the General Election

5 February 2015

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) today publish a joint manifesto for the General Election on Thursday 7 May 2015.


RCOG statement on FGM trial verdict

4 February 2015

The High Court today has decided that Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena is not guilty of the offence of female genital mutilation (FGM).


Women at risk of inherited gynaecological cancers need swift identification

4 February 2015

Women at risk of developing inherited gynaecological cancers should be identified as early as possible to ensure that they get the most appropriate treatment states a new opinion paper published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and


UK maternity services encouraged to review serious clinical incidents in labour

4 February 2015

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is calling upon UK maternity services to report all cases of intrapartum stillbirth, early neonatal death and severe neonatal brain injury occurring as a result of incidents during term


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