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Short intervals between pregnancies result in decreased pregnancy length

4 June 2014

Women who have short intervals between pregnancies of less than 18 months are more likely to see a decrease in the length of subsequent pregnancies, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Intercollegiate report on tackling FGM – progress update

29 May 2014

The Intercollegiate Group on FGM will look back and discuss developments and progress since the publication of Tackling FGM in the UK: Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting in November 2013


RCOG Council election results 2014

27 May 2014

The results from the 2014 Council elections have now been released.


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.


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