News at the SOGC
  • August 16, 2017

    Message from SOGC President on proposed tax reforms

    SOGC President, Dr. Michael R. Bow, asks for member support to urge the Government of Canada to reconsider the proposed tax reforms affecting private corporations: "As your President, I have written to the Minister of Finance, The Honourable William Morneau, on behalf of the SOGC. My letter [...]

  • August 2, 2017

    Updated - Latest guidance on Zika virus and pregnant women

    Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted virus that generally causes mild symptoms, but is associated with microcephaly in infants whose mothers contract Zika virus during pregnancy. Pregnant women and those who are considering becoming pregnant, are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites if [...]

  • June 26, 2017

    New SOGC guideline outlines simple treatments for many period pains

    The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has published a new clinical guideline to assist physicians in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea - a common menstrual pain disorder that affects millions of women around the world. Primary dysmenorrhea is defined as pain that [...]

  • June 23, 2017

    Michael Bow sworn in as SOGC President

    The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Bow as the 74th President of the Society. Dr. Bow is a Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta. For the past 25 years, he has worked in active practice [...]

  • June 22, 2017

    Gender-inclusive Language Policy: SOGC to promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity

    The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is committed to developing a Gender-Inclusive Language Policy to promote sensitivity to LGBTQ+ individuals in both health care research and practice. This is in response to a recent study that cites 43.9% of transgender people in [...]

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