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Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

10 June 2014

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place at the Excel Centre in London on 10–13 June 2014, organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.


Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2014

9 June 2014

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (8–14 June 2014) is a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. The week aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening (smear test) and how attending a screening invitation can help to prevent


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.


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