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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).


BJOG release: no link between soy food and endometrial cancer

18 June 2014

Researchers have found no evidence of a protective association between soy food and endometrial cancer risk, says a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Short intervals between pregnancies result in decreased pregnancy length

4 June 2014

Women who have short intervals between pregnancies of less than 18 months are more likely to see a decrease in the length of subsequent pregnancies, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


More maternal health surveillance needed

21 May 2014

Maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, and there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An


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