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Over 25 million unsafe abortions take place every year

28 September 2017

Of the 55.7 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 25.5 million are unsafe according to a new study published in The Lancet. Nearly half of all abortions are unsafe, with the vast majority of these (97%, 24 million) taking


Over 60% of women with endometriosis go on to have multiple surgical procedures

27 September 2017

Women with endometriosis have a significantly higher risk of multiple operations, shorter time to repeat surgery and hysterectomy compared with those without the condition, reveals a large study published in BJOG: An International Journal of


RCOG backs decriminalisation of abortion

22 September 2017

The Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has voted strongly in favour to support the removal of criminal sanctions associated with abortion in the UK. The College sought a position on this matter as it represents


RCOG statement on hormone therapy use for menopause

13 September 2017

Hormone therapy use up to 7 years among postmenopausal women was not associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular, cancer, or all causes for nearly 2 decades of follow up, a new analysis shows.The results from the Women's Health


RCOG release: Women in preterm labour to be offered antibiotics to combat GBS

13 September 2017

Women who go into labour before 37 weeks of pregnancy should be offered antibiotics to prevent a possible transmission of Group B Streptococcal (GBS), according to updated guidance published today (13 September) by the Royal College of Obstetricians


RCOG statement on new research on drinking during pregnancy

12 September 2017

New research published in BMJ Open suggests evidence for the potentially harmful effects of light or occasional drinking in pregnancy is 'surprisingly limited', but women are still better off avoiding all alcohol while pregnant.


RCOG statement on new NICE guideline on endometriosis

6 September 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first guideline to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of women with endometriosis.  


RCOG statement on Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child

4 September 2017

Dr Manjeet Shehmar, Consultant Obstetrician and Spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, says:


BJOG release: ‘Vaginal seeding’ birth trend could do more harm than good

23 August 2017

The potential benefits of vaginal seeding do not outweigh the risks, according to a group of doctors who reviewed the available evidence published today (23 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


RCOG statement on the NMPA report

11 August 2017

Commenting in response to the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) Organisational Report 2017, Professor Lesley Regan, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), said:


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