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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.


RCOG statement on PLoS Medicine papers on uterine rupture and planned repeat caesarean section

14 March 2012

Two papers published in PLoS Medicine look at mode of delivery after a previous caesarean section. One paper looks at womb rupture and the second looks at planned repeat caesarean section.


RCOG statement on the result of the EGM

9 March 2012

80 Fellows and Members attended the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) EGM this afternoon (9 March 2012).


RCOG statement on International Women’s Day and women’s health

8 March 2012

Today is International Women’s Day. The theme for this year is ‘Connecting girls, inspiring futures’, acknowledging the need to empower girls and improve their life opportunities. Events will occur around the world to mark the global contribution of


RCOG statement in response to Daily Telegraph report ‘Baby girls aborted, no questions asked’

23 February 2012

The Abortion Act 1967 governs abortion in England, Scotland and Wales.


RCOG statement on Eating Disorders Awareness Week (20–26 February)

22 February 2012

Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place from Monday 20 February to Sunday 26 February 2012.


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