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BJOG release: Infection following a caesarean is more likely if you are obese, suggests new research

1 August 2012

Obesity increases the risk of surgical wound infection following a caesarean section, finds new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


As female genital cosmetic surgery increases in popularity, clinicians should be more aware of variation in genitalia

25 July 2012

Female genital cosmetic surgery practitioners should be more aware of the wide variation in appearance of female genitalia and be wary of performing surgery on women whose genital dimensions are normal, says a new review published today in The


Vitamin supplementation could have a significant impact on maternal and fetal health, says new review

25 July 2012

With the high rate of unplanned pregnancy in the UK and an increasingly obese pregnant population, vitamin supplementation is an important public health issue, with potential significant impact on maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality, says a


RCOG/FSRH statement on the results of the CQC investigations into clinics providing abortion services

12 July 2012

Today, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) publishes its reports on their investigations into adherence to procedure in NHS and independent sector clinics carrying out abortion services.


RCOG statement on the London Summit on Family Planning

11 July 2012

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the London Summit on Family Planning organised by the UK Government, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today.


RCOG release: Many women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding wait over a year before being referred to secondary care

11 July 2012

Over 70% of women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) had symptoms for over a year before being referred to secondary care and a third of women received no treatment in primary care, finds the second annual report of the National HMB Audit


RCOG release: When a baby dies before birth – new patient information published

2 July 2012

New patient information providing parents with guidance about the care they will receive during and after the death of their baby is published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


Supporting information for revalidation published today

28 June 2012

The RCOG and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare have published supporting information for revalidation of doctors today.


BJOG release: Women with a fear of childbirth endure a longer labour finds new research

27 June 2012

Women who have a fear of childbirth spend longer in labour than women who have no such fear, suggests new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


BJOG release: Danish studies suggest low and moderate drinking in early pregnancy has no adverse effects on children aged five

20 June 2012

Low and moderate weekly alcohol consumption in early pregnancy is not associated with adverse neuropsychological effects in children aged five, suggests a series of papers published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and


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