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RCOG release: Simple lifestyle changes may reduce the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse

22 March 2013

Pelvic organ prolapse is very common. Half of women over the age of 50 experience symptoms and 1 in 10 women by the age of 80 will have had surgery for prolapse, however simple lifestyle changes can also help, advises new RCOG patient information


BJOG release: New study suggests demographic factors can predict which women are at an increased risk of operative births

20 March 2013

Independent maternal demographic factors such as social status, ethnicity and maternal age can predict the likelihood of operative births in the UK, according a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and


RCOG release: Advice for women on cervical smear tests and pregnancy

20 March 2013

Women who are invited for their routine smear test whilst they are pregnant can wait until after their baby is born but there are circumstances when women should still attend for their smear or colposcopy, advises new patient information published


RCOG statement on new study on maternal vitamin D levels in pregnancy

19 March 2013

A new study, published today in The Lancet, states that maternal vitamin D levels in pregnancy do not affect children’s bone health.


RCOG statement on the outcome of the Commission on the Status of Women

19 March 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the agreement by Member States at the 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to declare an end to violence against women and girls.


RCOG statement on new National Clinical Directors appointed

14 March 2013

The Medical Director of the NHS Commissioning Board, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, has announced the names of the 21 new National Clinical Directors (NCDs) appointed to provide expert advice and research to the national medical directorate.


BJOG release: New study says errors are reducing the effectiveness of anti-D injections in the prevention of Rhesus disease

13 March 2013

Too many clinical errors are occurring with the requesting and administration of anti-D prophylaxis to prevent Rhesus Haemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (Rh HDFN) in pregnant women, finds a new paper published today in BJOG: An


RCOG statement on International Women’s Day 2013

8 March 2013

The RCOG welcomes the UK Government’s assurances to ending violence against women and the multi-agency approach it has put in place to achieve this.


RCOG statement on Endometriosis Awareness Week

4 March 2013

This week marks Endometriosis Awareness Week (4-10 March 2013) which aims to promote a greater awareness and understanding of Endometriosis.  


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