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Eliminate cervical cancer in Canada, urge doctors

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) wants Canada to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.  In 2017, an estimated 1,550 Canadian women were diagnosed with the disease and an estimated 400 died» 

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No cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding, urge doctors

The Canadian government is preparing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana as early as July 1, 2018 and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada is sending a warning to women of childbearing age. The SOGC will launch» 

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Doctors seek better data on maternal deaths

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is calling for uniform data collection on why women die or get seriously ill after childbirth and wants it to include information about drug use, suicide, violence and accidents. Doctors are» 

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Doctors establish pregnancy info website

People around the world can now access a new website about pregnancy established by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). The society has for years published information for its doctor members but an email prompted its director» 

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Methods of contraception not widely understood

Although contraception has changed over the years, a survey has found many Canadian women are uninformed and 61 per cent reported they had unintended pregnancies. The survey was conducted in 2016 for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.» 

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Zika highlights women’s health needs: doctors

The outbreak of the Zika virus and its link with birth defects highlight the need for full access to reproductive health services for all women, say obstetricians and gynecologists in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. The Zika virus is»