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Joint RCOG/BritSPAG release: Issues surrounding women and girls undergoing female genital cosmetic surgery explored

15 November 2013

Little research exists about the clinical effectiveness and risks in female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) and it should not normally be carried out on girls under 18 years, states two new papers published today by the Royal College of

Joint support for reduction in multiple births

13 November 2013

The Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE), the British Fertility Society (BFS), The Multiple Births Foundation (MBF) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are aware of the decision by the Human Fertilisation and

RCOG statement on the NHS Mandate

13 November 2013

The Department of Health has published its NHS Mandate, a mandate from the Government to the NHS Commissioning Board: April 2013 to March 2015. 

RCOG statement on the National Audit Office report on maternity services in England

8 November 2013

The National Audit Office (NAO) today released a report on the state of maternity services in England, looking at changes in maternity care since the implementation of the Department of Health’s Maternity Matters strategy in 2007. 

BJOG release: Fertility treatment outcomes can be significantly influenced by mother’s ethnicity, suggests new study

6 November 2013

Maternal ethnicity is a significant determinant of successful outcomes after fertility treatment, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  

Intercollegiate Group draws up ground-breaking recommendations for tackling Female Genital Mutilation

4 November 2013

A unique coalition of Royal Colleges, trade unions and Equality Now launches the report Tackling FGM in the UK: Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting at the House of Commons today. This ground-breaking report and

RCOG statement on Lancet study on primary HPV screening

4 November 2013

A new paper published in the Lancet (03 November) suggests that primary HPV screening provides greater protection against invasive cervical cancer compared to cytology-based screening (smear test).     

RCOG statement in response to the Shape of Training final report

29 October 2013

Today the Shape of Training Securing the future of excellent patient care final report is published. Led by Professor David Greenaway, the report looks at ways to ensure doctors are trained to the highest standards and able to meet the changing

RCOG press release: RCOG enters a new chapter in global health with launch of five-year strategy

24 October 2013

A new Global Health Strategy, aimed at improving the life chances of women and their babies in under-resourced countries, will be launched by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) today in the House of Lords. 

RCOG statement on CMO Annual Report 2012

24 October 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) Annual Report 2012 Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays.  

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