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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.

RCOG statement on DNA tests to determine sex of fetus after seven weeks gestation (JAMA 9 August 2011)

10 August 2011

A new review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looks at the effectiveness of tests using DNA derived from the fetus but present in the mother’s blood to determine the sex of the fetus.

RCOG statement on the BMJ article about obstetric physicians (BMJ Online, 9 August 2011)

8 August 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the views expressed in the BMJ by Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy and colleagues on the need for more obstetric physicians.  It validates the RCOG’s views that more

RCOG statement on Panorama programme ‘One born every forty seconds’ (BBC1, 25 July 2011)

27 July 2011

Yesterday’s episode of the BBC Panorama programme, ‘One born every forty seconds’, highlighted serious flaws in NHS London maternity services. They report 17 maternal deaths which occured over a 18-month period.

RCOG statement on ‘Doctors’ anti-abortion views could impact on women’s access to service’ (Guardian, 19 July 2011)

19 July 2011

New data from a survey published in today’s Journal of Medical Ethics reveals the views of medical students on conscientious objection.

RCOG statement: Alcohol consumption and pregnancy – new BJOG research

6 July 2011

A new paper published in BJOG today suggests that heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, preterm birth and small size for gestational age (SGA) whilst light alcohol consumption may not affect these

RCOG statement on the SACN report on maternal and fetal nutrition and chronic disease

21 June 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication today of 'The influence of maternal, fetal and child nutrition on the development of chronic disease in later life' by the Scientific Advisory Committee on

RCOG statement on the Coalition Government’s response to the NHS Future Forum report

15 June 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to hear that the Coalition Government has accepted ALL the recommendations of the NHS Future Forum in its response.

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