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Link found between pain during or after sexual intercourse and mode of delivery

21 January 2015

Operative birth is associated with persisting pain during or after sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


The challenges of providing obstetric care during an Ebola epidemic

14 January 2015

Obstetric interventions during an Ebola epidemic are deeply challenging say two new commentaries published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 


New analysis looks at risk factors for direct maternal deaths in the UK

9 January 2015

Medical co-morbidities, when women have one or more medical conditions, are found to be an important factor associated with direct maternal deaths, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


New study outlines research priorities to improve the care of women with FGM

17 December 2014

Further evidence on how to improve the care of women living with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is urgently needed, suggests a new study, published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 


Government healthcare spending and maternal mortality rates across the EU

10 December 2014

Reductions in government healthcare spending in the European Union (EU) are associated with increased maternal mortality rates, suggests a new paper published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 


BJOG release: New study examines the effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy and small for gestational age risk

26 November 2014

Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


BJOG release: Call for new technologies to protect women globally against unintended pregnancy, HIV and STIs

22 October 2014

The global health community is calling for increased investment in the development of new technologies for women to protect against unintended pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, suggests a new commentary published today in


BJOG release: New study identifies risk factors for sexual assault, including age and alcohol consumption

15 October 2014

Risk factors for sexual assault, including young age and alcohol consumption, must be addressed when considering preventative strategies, suggests a new study, published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


Impact of socioeconomic position and maternal morbidity in Australia

17 September 2014

The risk of severe maternal morbidity amongst women in Australia is increased by lower socioeconomic position, suggests a new study published today (17 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Greater focus on socially disadvantaged women is needed to improve maternity care in England

17 September 2014

Women from lower socioeconomic groups in the UK report a poorer experience of care during pregnancy and there needs to be a greater focus on their care, suggests a new study published today (17 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of


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