News at the SOGC
  • May 24, 2017

    Your Biological Clock Reality Check, Talk to Your Doctor

    The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has published a new Clinical Practice Guideline urging physicians to start talking to women as early as their 20s about the realities of their biological clock and the effects of age on reproductive potential.  Many Canadian [...]

  • May 9, 2017

    SOGC Position Statement: Marijuana Use during Pregnancy

    Cannabis (marijuana) is the most commonly used illicit drug among pregnant women. Legalization of cannabis in Canada may reinforce the reputation of cannabis being a harmless drug and result in an increase of use among pregnant women. Evidence-based data has shown that cannabis use during [...]

  • May 5, 2017

    Public Health Agency of Canada to invest in projects to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, today announced $3.6 million in federal funding for five projects aimed at preventing and screening for alcohol use in pregnancy. "Project leads will work with medical and allied health professionals, social service providers and researchers to [...]

  • April 26, 2017

    The SOGC one of several organizations to lead new projects to improve vaccination rates in Canada

    “In addition to keeping up-to-date with all their regular vaccinations, women of child-bearing age should be vaccinated against certain diseases such as rubella before they get pregnant. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada will be surveying health care providers and the [...]

  • April 4, 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 [...]

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