News at the SOGC
  • September 17, 2018

    SOGC Statement on Respectful Birth

    The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) advocates on behalf of women to receive quality of care throughout their sexual and reproductive life, including the right to have a safe and respectful birth experience.  There are more than 380,000 births in Canada each year. [...]

  • September 11, 2018

    Marvelon 28 birth control pills: Packages do not contain day-of-the-week stickers

    Health Canada is informing Canadians that packages of certain lots of Marvelon 28 do not include day-of-the-week stickers. The stickers are meant to be applied on the blister pack containing the pills. The stickers indicate the first day of the week when the medication is started, and the weekdays [...]

  • August 31, 2018

    Product Monograph Update - Tactupump & Tactupump Forte

    The August issue of the Health Product InfoWatch published by Health Canada includes a Product Monograph Update on Tactupump and Tactupump Forte (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) which is now contraindicated in pregnant women and in women planning a pregnancy. For more information, and to consult [...]

  • August 22, 2018

    Risk of False Negative Oral Glucose Challenge or Tolerance Test Results

    For a period of many months, patients who were being tested with either a 50 or 75 gram glucose challenge may have received only a fraction of the glucose ordered. Your lab should have contacted you if these solutions were used; however, you may wish to contact your laboratory to learn if this [...]

  • August 15, 2018

    SOGC Infectious Diseases Committee Statement on Maternal Sepsis

    Sepsis is the third most common direct cause of maternal mortality. Globally, it is estimated that sepsis causes up to 75,000 maternal deaths each year (WHO). In high income countries, maternal sepsis related deaths approach 1.8/100,000 pregnancies (BMJ Open 2016; 6: e012323) with an incidence of [...]

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