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RCOG statement on ovarian transplantation

17 November 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the news of the first baby born following a successful ovarian transplantation and congratulates the parents of baby Maja and the work of her doctor, Dr Sherman Silber.


RCOG statement on FSA guidance on caffeine consumption during pregnancy

3 November 2008

New recommendations issued today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on caffeine consumption during pregnancy call for a reduction of daily caffeine intake from no more than 300mg to less than 200mg. Current advice issued by NICE states that ‘


RCOG statement on the Bliss report: Baby steps to better care, Bliss Baby Report 2008

15 October 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the fourth annual Bliss baby report Baby steps to better care, Bliss Baby Report 2008 released today.


RCOG statement on the Channel 5 documentary ‘Extraordinary People: Outlaw Births’ (Channel 5, 9 July 2008)

7 October 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the interest among a very small group of women in the UK who have chosen to give birth at home without any medical assistance. As this practice is uncommon, there are no


RCOG IO statement on ‘Health is Global. A UK Government Strategy 2008–2013’

30 September 2008

In response to the UK Government’s strategy document Health is Global published today, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Office (RCOG IO) is pleased to see recognition that many of today’s health issues are not


RCOG statement on NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2006–2007

26 September 2008

The NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2006–2007 show a caesarean section rate of 24.3%, a 0.2% increase on the previous year. Although this increase is small, it shows that maternity services must continue to work together to ensure quality and


RCOG statement on the ORACLE Children Study

18 September 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the findings of the ORACLE Children Study published in The Lancet, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).


RCOG/FRSH statement on the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health report

29 July 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) support the recommendations in the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health (IAGSH) report on national, regional and local


RCOG/FSRH statement on the 5th Health Protection Agency (HPA) Annual Report

16 July 2008

The findings from the latest Health Protection Agency (HPA) report show a 6% increase in the transmission of new STI cases over a one year period from 2006–07. The increased rate of infection amongst those between 16–24 years of age is a concern.


RCOG statement on Action Medical Research ‘STAND UP for Tiny Lives’ campaign

16 July 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports Action Medical Research’s campaign 'STAND UP for Tiny Lives' and welcomes the document The Tiny Lives Charter, a cross-party call to tackle premature birth.


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