Latest News at the SOGC

People with polycystic ovary syndrome may be at higher risk of suicide: study

The SOGC's CEO, Dr. Diane Francoeur speaks to Global News Edmonton about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and how it can affect women's mental health. 

Read the full article at Global News Edmonton
February 7, 2024
People with polycystic ovary syndrome may be at higher risk of suicide: study
 

N.B. medical groups call for greater abortion access following Clinic 554 closure

Some medical groups are calling on the provincial government to expand access to surgical abortions following the closure of Clinic 554. Dr. Amanda Black, the president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, says that it’s unacceptable to leave large swaths of the province without local access to surgical abortion procedures.

Read the full article on Global News.

February 6, 2024
N.B. medical groups call for greater abortion access following Clinic 554 closure
 

Women's Health Advocates Call on Province of New Brunswick and Premier Higgs to act urgently following the closure announcement of Clinic 554

OTTAWA, ON: Following the announcement of the closure of Clinic 554 in Fredericton, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) calls on the Province of New Brunswick and Premier Higgs to take immediate measures to ensure that all women in New Brunswick have equitable access to surgical abortion.  The closure of Fredericton-based Clinic 554 means that women will now only be able to access these services in two cities in the province. Only three hospitals in New Brunswick offer this service.

A 2023 research study from the University of New Brunswick found that there are many barriers to accessing services, including general information gaps, payment models, and regional disparities.  These long-standing concerns have been exacerbated by this recent announcement.

The health and safety of Canadian women, which includes equitable access to reproductive health care, should be a priority of all levels of government; it should not depend on a woman’s postal code. While Mifegymiso offers another choice, it may not be a suitable option for all individuals due to medical, geographic, or personal concerns.  The closure of Clinic 554 limits women’s choice and access to an important medical service in that region of our country.  We urge the provincial government and the Premier to reflect on the long-lasting consequences of inequitable access to care and reproductive choices and to act to ensure that we continue to move forward with the health care rights of women in Canada, not backward.”- Dr. Amanda Black, President, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. 

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Media Inquiries: 

Kelsey MacDonald
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
[email protected]
613-730-4192 x 228

February 2, 2024
SOGC calls on Province of NB and Premier Higgs to act urgently following Clinic 554 closure
 

About the SOGC

The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to lead the advancement of women’s health through excellence and collaborative professional practice.

The SOGC has over 4,000 members, comprised of obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health.


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SOGC Guidelines and JOGC
About the JOGC The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC) publishes original research, reviews, case reports, and commentaries by Canadian and international authors, pertinent to readers in Canada and around the world.

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About the JOGC

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC) publishes original research, reviews, case reports, and commentaries by Canadian and international authors, pertinent to readers in Canada and around the world. The Journal covers a wide range of topics in obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health covering all life stages including the evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines, Committee Opinions, and Policy Statements that derive from standing or ad hoc committees of The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

The Journal emphasizes vigorous peer-review and accepts papers in English and French. Abstracts for all papers are available in both languages. JOGC is indexed in Medline.

We are excited to announce that starting January 2022, the JOGC will transition into an online-only publication in an effort to reduce its environmental footprint while remaining a valuable benefit to SOGC members.

 
Online Courses
Premier medical education combined with the convenience of online study.

 

SOGC Online Courses

 

Designed by SOGC experts and employing the most current medical knowledge, our accredited online courses combine premier medical education with the convenience of online study. These courses are designed specifically for improving the learning experience and to tailor your educational experiences to meet your personal learning objectives.

 

Already Registered for a course? Visit your account here to access the Online Learning Platform.

 

 
ALARM Courses
ALARM - Advances in Labour and Risk Management Improving care provided to women, babies and families during pregnancy, labour and delivery.

Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM)

                 The SOGC places the utmost importance on improving intrapartum care, from the process to its outcomes. One way to achieve that objective is through offering continuing education programs like the ALARM course (Advances in Labour and Risk Management).

Welcome and Overview

ALARM was developed by obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women, babies, and families during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.

  • The content of the course is evidence-based and incorporates the Canadian practice guidelines, so participants who complete the course gain an understanding of the latest best practices for providing care.
  • The ALARM course objective is to evaluate, update and maintain the competence of obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwifes and nurses.
  • This two-day course offers case-based and hands-on workshops.
  • This course is not intended to certify attendees in any procedural skills. It provides education and hands-on experience, but this is not a substitute for clinical exposure and mentorship.
  • The courses have a ratio of approximately 6 participants to 1 faculty member to ensure a highly interactive and educational course.
The ALARM certificate will be awarded only to those who pass the written examination and who attend the course in its entirety.

If you are unable to attend an ALARM course but would like to purchase the PDF ALARM manual, please download this form  and submit it by email to [email protected].

 

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The SOGC is the leading voice in women's health in Canada. We are a strong and vibrant society with an active and growing membership. We are here to support you in providing the best care possible to women in Canada and around the world. That's why so many health care providers have become members of the SOGC. Let us be your partner in practice.

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Upcoming Events

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February 28 - 28
Live Forum- Management of Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids
 
March 11 - 11
Prise en charge médicale de l'endométriose et des fibromes
 
April 3 - 3
Live interactive forum - Cervical cancer screening
 
April 24 - 24
Contraception Summit 2024
 

Public Education Resources

The SOGC believes that good healthcare is built upon many partnerships and that improving healthcare requires a collaborative, holistic approach.

Providing the public with the information needed to make informed health decisions removes one barrier to improved health.

SexandU.ca

Rated one of the top 5 e-health projects in the world, SexandU.ca provides credible and up-to-date sexual health information for teens, adults, parents, teachers, and health care providers.

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Brand Recognition Program

The SOGC Brand Recognition Program aims to assist Canadian consumers to make informed choices when selecting over-the-counter products. 

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