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RCOG statement on the BMA Medical Ethics Committee briefing on first-trimester abortions

5 June 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the debate proposed in the briefing paper. In general the view of the RCOG is that the current abortion law meets the need and does not inhibit access to abortion services in this


RCOG statement on the BMA report on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

4 June 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the BMA’s recommendations on alcohol consumption during pregnancy in the report Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: A guide for healthcare professionals (June 2007).


RCOG statement on the Department of Health recommendation to avoid drinking alcohol during pregnancy

25 May 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) believes that women should be well informed about the risks of alcohol consumption. Abstinence from alcohol is the safest option. However, the prevailing RCOG advice remains: low level


RCOG statement on poll findings at the RCM Annual Conference

23 May 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the discussions at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Conference in Brighton (22–24 May) on patient choice and workforce planning.


RCOG statement on PMETB’s National Trainee Survey 2006

11 May 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the issues highlighted by PMETB's recent survey. Many of these issues were previously identified in the report A Career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Recruitment and Retention


RCOG statement on DNA Worldwide’s Pink or Blue Early Gender Test

4 May 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recognises that discovering the sex of an unborn child is, for some parents, an exciting prospect during pregnancy and may be helpful for certain gender-specific genetic conditions.


RCOG statement on the Panorama Special ‘Midwives Uncovered’ (Panorama, 3 May 2007)

3 May 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) believes that appropriate funding for midwifery and obstetrics services is crucial if women are to be provided with the choice and safety promised by the Government.


RCOG statement on the article ‘One baby in 30 left alive after medical termination’ (Daily Mail, 20 April 2007)

20 April 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has very strong guidelines on terminations of pregnancy after 22 weeks.


RCOG statement on the University of Southampton and University of Kent study, Second-trimester Abortions in England and Wales

19 April 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the new study by the University of Southampton and University of Kent, Second-trimester Abortions in England and Wales, which looks at the reasons why women undergo termination in


RCOG statement on article ‘Abortion crisis as doctors refuse to perform surgery’ (Independent, 16 April 2007)

16 April 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recognises that abortion is an essential part of women's healthcare services and adequate investment and workforce is essential.


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