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RCOG/BritSPAG statement on the BBC report of under 18s seeking labiaplasty

3 July 2017

Statements in response to a report by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on the increasing number of young women and girls seeking labiaplasty. In 2015-16, more than 200 girls under 18 had labiaplasty on the NHS. More than 150 of the girls


RCOG supports removal of NHS-funded abortion ban for Northern Irish women

28 June 2017

Today, over 40 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter supported by sexual health charity FPA, BPAS, the Royal College of Midwives, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, calling on the Secretary of State for


RCOG statement on fall in the UK stillbirth rate

28 June 2017

The MBRRACE-UK report focuses on rates of stillbirth and neonatal death across the UK for babies born at 24 weeks of gestation or more. Published last week (21 June), the latest study showed that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by


Teamwork in maternity units key to reducing baby deaths and brain injuries

21 June 2017

A detailed analysis of all stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred during childbirth in 2015 has identified key clinical actions needed to improve the quality of care and prevent future cases, reveals a summary report from the


BJOG impact factor increases to 5.051

15 June 2017

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology now has an impact factor of 5.051, ranking it 4th out of 79 journals in the OBGYN category, according to the 2016 Thomson Reuter Journal Citation Report® (JCR). This is a significant


RCOG and FSRH letter on DUP abortion stance

14 June 2017

The President of the Royal College of Obstetricans and Gynaecologists, Professor Lesley Regan, and President of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Dr Asha Kasliwal, have today written to the Prime Minister expressing their deep


RCOG statement on gestational weight gain or loss and adverse outcomes

7 June 2017

In an analysis of more than 1.3 million pregnancies, weight gain during pregnancy greater or less than US guideline recommendations was associated with a higher risk of adverse outcomes for mothers and infants, according to a study 


Local mum will run for mothers globally when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon

25 May 2017

Fiona Christie was left fighting for life after she lost three times the amount of blood in her body, following a dangerous complication that developed from giving birth to her daughter. The 39-year-old from Edinburgh suffered a major postpartum


RCOG/FSRH publish manifesto for general election 2017

4 May 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) today publish a joint manifesto for the general election on Thursday 8 June 2017.


RCOG statement on drug treatment for excessive blood loss after childbirth

28 April 2017

A major trial published in The Lancet shows that a cheap and widely available medication can reduce deaths from severe bleeding after childbirth; the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. The study of 20,000 women from 21 countries


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