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Over 25 million unsafe abortions take place every year
Of the 55.7 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 25.5 million are unsafe according to a new study published in The Lancet. Nearly half of all abortions are unsafe, with the vast majority of these (97%, 24 million) taking
First- and second-degree tears
Repair of first- and second-degree tears, care of stitches and what to expect when healing What is a first-degree tear? These are small tears, or grazes, affecting only the skin. They can occur around the labia, clitoris or inside the vagina. These
Perineal tears during childbirth
Different types of tears that can occur during childbirth What are perineal tears? Your perineum is the area between your vaginal opening and back passage (anus). It is common for the perineum to tear to some extent during childbirth. Tears can also
Calcutta Eden Hospital Annual Prize
The Calcutta (Kolkata) Eden Hospital, a major maternity and gynaecological hospital and part of the Calcutta Medical College Hospital was the medical school of Mr Prabhat Chattopadhyay FRCOG. His generosity has enabled the RCOG to offer an annual prize
TOG release: New review looks into reducing perinatal and neonatal mortality in low resource settings
Progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 is accelerating, but many countries globally will not meet their targets by 2015, suggests a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). 
A journey through the eyes of healthcare professionals in South Africa
The stark and honest descriptions of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals in South Africa when providing safe abortion care and postpartum family planning.
Working during pregnancy: maternity leave, paternity leave and maternity pay
This page provides information about maternity leave, paternity leave and maternity pay. The guidance has been developed by the RCOG Trainees’ Committee but is also relevant post-CCT. Maternity leave Maternity leave entitlement Your maternity leave can
Core curriculum pre-August 2013
This page provides details of the pre-August 2013 core curriculum modules for trainees who have not transferred on to the single version of the core curriculum. More information about the single curriculum, including details of who is exempt, is
Scientific Advisory Committee
Meeting dates (10:00 start) 2020 7 February 2020 19 June 2020 2 October 2020   Remit Reporting mechanism The Scientific Advisory Committee reports to the Clinical Quality Board.  Objectives The Scientific Advisory Committee has a broad brief
Tips for Lead Reporters
Below is one of the case studies written by contributors to the Each Baby Counts project. Tips for Lead Reporters Dr Ed Prosser-Snelling, Each Baby Counts Quality Improvement and Network Lead While chatting to a lot of lead reporters around the country,

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