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RCOG statement on the paper on termination of pregnancy and birth outcomes published in BJOG

16 September 2009

A recent systematic review published in BJOG by Shah and Zao has suggested that previous termination of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of low birth weight and preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies.


RCOG statement on the story ‘Tory concern for maternity services’ (Press Association, 26 August 2009)

26 August 2009

The birth rate in the UK is increasing and doctors and midwives are seeing more complicated pregnancies in hospitals.


RCOG statement on the King’s Fund report ‘Safer Births: Supporting maternity services to improve safety’

25 August 2009

The RCOG welcomes the King’s Fund report and acknowledges that improvements can be made to our maternity services. In some cases, these changes need to be implemented at a multi-disciplinary level, while in others, systemic problems need to be


RCOG statement on the article ‘H1N1 2009 influenza virus infection during pregnancy in the USA’ (The Lancet, 29 July 2009)

29 July 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the paper published in The Lancet by the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it widens our understanding of the disease and provides useful information to


RCOG/RCM statement: advice on swine flu and pregnancy

17 July 2009

Recent news reports have suggested that pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand have been advised to wear masks in public and stay at home if possible to reduce the risk of swine flu infection. The latest guidance issued by the Royal Australian


RCOG statement: RCOG joins Maternal Mortality Campaign delegation at Downing Street

1 July 2009

.Yesterday in London, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) joined millions of midwives, nurses and doctors around the world in calling upon world leaders to take action to prevent maternal mortality.


RCOG statement on the report by the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV

26 June 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the report published today by the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV, entitled The Time is Now: Achieving World Class Contraceptive and Abortion Services. The


RCOG statement on the Department of Health’s announcement ‘Cervical screening for women aged under 25 years’ (24 June 2009)

25 June 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the renewed emphasis on cervical cancer screening and the proposals for earlier identification of cervical cancer symptoms in young women.


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