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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


Stillbirth gap between indigenous and non-indigenous women in Australia

3 September 2014

The gap in stillbirth rates between indigenous and non-indigenous women in Queensland, Australia, is closing; however, indigenous women are still at risk of stillbirth due to preventable causes, find researchers in a new study published today in


BJOG release: Is China’s 50% caesarean section delivery rate too high?

20 August 2014

Efforts must be made to decrease China’s increasing caesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


New study examines association between maternal age and emergency delivery

6 August 2014

An increased risk of emergency operative delivery is linked with increasing maternal age, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Mode of delivery following perineal tear and recurrence rate in subsequent pregnancies: BJOG study

9 July 2014

There is an increased risk of severe perineal tearing during childbirth in women who had such a tear in a previous delivery, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


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