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Latest MBRRACE-UK report published
The RCOG responds to the latest MBRRACE-UK report Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care which examines the care received by women who die during or up to a year after pregnancy in the UK between 2016 and 2018.     
BMS/RCOG statement on the ‘Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me’ documentary
Dr Heather Currie, Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS), said: "The screening of ‘Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me’ is both welcome and timely. It shares information and experiences that women will find useful, but also adds
RCOG/BritSPAG statement on the BBC report of under 18s seeking labiaplasty
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
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017
Dr Hani Fawzi, RCOG Vice President for Global Health, writes… Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can happen to a woman during childbirth. It occurs when prolonged obstructed labour without medical intervention causes
Local mum will run for mothers globally when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon
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 statement: MBRRACE-UK report on stillbirths and neonatal deaths
Today, MBRRACE-UK publishes its annual perinatal mortality surveillance report which examines the deaths of babies from 24 weeks of pregnancy. There were 3,252 stillbirths and 1,381 neonatal deaths in 2014, which means almost 6 deaths per 1,000
RCOG statement: Lancet study calls for further investment in adolescent health
A new Lancet Commission suggests that adolescent health and wellbeing has been neglected and underinvested with the poorest healthcare coverage of any age group.
RCOG welcomes Chief Midwife’s campaign encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated
England’s chief midwife is encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated, as new data shows that the overwhelming majority of pregnant woman who are being hospitalised with COVID-19 have not been vaccinated.
Annual Specialty Report
The Annual Specialty Report (ASR) for 2012 is now available to view here. The ASR is a GMC requirement and aims to provide a summary of College activity relating to education and training for the training year 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2012.
RCOG statement on the long-term effects on child IQ of epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy
The Lancet Neurology has published research today suggesting that taking the anti-epileptic drug valproate during pregnancy affects the IQ of children up to the age of six.

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