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RCOG statement on maternal mortality figures published in the Lancet

30 April 2012

An article in today’s press (‘Doubling of maternal death rate blamed on shortage of midwives’, Independent, 30 April 2012) makes reference to a letter published in The Lancet.


TOG release: Starting puberty very early carries risks of psychological problems, suggests new review

27 April 2012

Girls who start puberty very early are more likely to have psychological problems and be at risk of sexual abuse and early pregnancy, suggests a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).


TOG release: Not enough is known about prescription drug use in pregnancy, say experts

27 April 2012

Prescription drug use during pregnancy is prevalent, however, not enough is known about the adverse effects they may have on the developing fetus, concludes a new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) today.


BJOG release: Early menopause linked to higher risk of osteoporosis, fracture and mortality

25 April 2012

Women who go through the menopause early are nearly twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis in later life, suggests new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


RCOG release: Early referral of maternal sepsis could be life saving, say new guidelines

25 April 2012

Healthcare professionals should be aware of the symptoms of maternal sepsis and early referral to hospital may be life saving, say two new guidelines published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


RCOG statement on story ‘Britain’s 100,000 mutilated women’ (Sunday Times, 22 April 2012)

22 April 2012

UPDATE 22/05/12: The CMO has released a letter to healthcare professionals on safeguarding girls at-risk of FGM. To view, click here. Press reports of doctors carrying out FGM in London clinics during the 1980s led to a Private Members Bill in the


RCOG statement on BMJ paper looking at cost-effectiveness of alternative planned places of birth in low risk women

20 April 2012

This study looks at the cost-effectiveness of alternative planned places of birth using evidence from the Birthplace in England national prospective cohort study published in 2011.


Regional College Adviser Election Results 2012

10 April 2012

The RCOG are pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Elections and all 10 Regional College Advisers have been re-elected for a further three year term from 1 June 2012.  


RCOG release: Revised guidelines on shoulder dystocia emphasise the need for training for all maternity staff

4 April 2012

All maternity staff should participate in multi-professional shoulder dystocia training with accurate models to help improve outcomes for mother and baby according to new revised guidelines, published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and


RCOG statement on equity in maternal health interventions in resource-poor countries

30 March 2012

An article published in The Lancet today reveals continuing poor access to basic obstetric attention and care in some resource-poor countries.


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