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RCOG statement on HFEA decision on egg donation

19 October 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA) decision on the payment for egg donation for fertility treatment.


RCOG statement on new research into the use of ultrasound when detecting a miscarriage

14 October 2011

UPDATE (19/10): Since the publication of this statement, the RCOG has produced an addendum to its clinical guidelines on early pregnancy loss. To view, please click here. New papers published today in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology look at


RCOG statement on the tender to offer HPV vaccines

10 October 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) understands that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s decision to choose the bivalent vaccine in 2008 was based on the brief to inoculate against cervical cancer caused by


RCOG statement on new NICE guidelines on antenatal care for twin and triplet pregnancies

28 September 2011

New NICE guidelines are published today on the management of women with twin and triplet pregnancies.


RCOG statement on the influence of a facility-based birth strategy and neonatal mortality levels (The Lancet, 16 September 2011)

19 September 2011

A study published in The Lancet today shows the dramatic fall in neonatal mortality in China after improved access to obstetric care in hospitals.


RCOG statement on the report stage of the Health and Social Care Bill

7 September 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will follow the debates about the Health and Social Care Bill during the Report stage with interest. Previously the RCOG made its views known in its briefing on the Government’s


RCOG statement on taking anti-inflammatory drugs in pregnancy and the possible risk of miscarriage (CMAJ)

6 September 2011

A new retrospective study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) looks at the possible link between taking nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage.


RCOG statement on new ESC guidelines on the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy

2 September 2011

Cardiac disease is a leading cause of maternal death in pregnancy in many developed countries, including the UK.


RCOG statement on BJPsych paper on mental health risks and abortion

1 September 2011

A meta-analysis of 22 studies published today in BJPsych shows that women who have had an abortion are at an increased risk of mental health problems.


RCOG statement on smoking as a risk factor for coronary heart disease in women (Lancet Online, 11 August 2011)

11 August 2011

New research published in The Lancet today from the US shows how women are at a 25% higher risk of cardiovascular disease from the effects of smoking when compared to men. This risk increases the longer a woman smokes.


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