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RCOG statement on ‘On the State of Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2006’ (17 July 2007)

17 July 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report, and in particular, is pleased that due recognition is being paid to the urgent need to lower the number of intrapartum deaths which


RCOG statement on the NEJM article on the risks of birth defects after exposure to SSRI antidepressants in the first trimester

2 July 2007

Women of reproductive age could be on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for pre-existing depression, continued postnatal depression from a previous pregnancy or premenstrual syndrome (SSRIs are licensed in the US to treat


RCOG statement on unassisted childbirth or ‘freebirth’

22 June 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the small number of women choosing unassisted childbirth or 'freebirth'.


RCOG statement on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommendation to provide girls with the vaccine against the human papillomavirus

20 June 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the recommendation by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to provide girls aged 12–13 with the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV).


RCOG statement on the Department of Health Abortion Statistics 2006

19 June 2007

The latest Abortion Statistics 2006 show yet again a rise in the number of abortions in the UK (a 3.9% rise to 193, 700 abortions carried out over the year). This is very disappointing and points to a failure to address the problem of unplanned


RCOG statement on the SPUC press release ‘RCOG turns away disabled person with petition on infanticide’

14 June 2007

The arrangement between the RCOG and SPUC was for one person to deliver the petition to the reception desk. This was agreed between ourselves prior to the day of the demonstration. Yesterday, SPUC requested for a change in the plans which included a


RCOG statement on the SPUC demonstration

13 June 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) acknowledges the concerns of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), voiced at their demonstration at the RCOG today. However, the RCOG is similarly concerned by the


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


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