Joint RCOG and BritSPAG release: Issues surrounding women and girls undergoing female genital cosmetic surgery explored in two new papers

Little research exists about the clinical effectiveness and risks in female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) and it should not normally be carried out on girls under 18 years, states two new papers published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (BritSPAG).<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

NIHR Funded Research Study

We are a team of professionals working with children and young people who have disorders of sex development (DSD) and their parents.

We are keen to involve other NHS sites who hold joint/multi-disciplinary (MDT) or multi-professional DSD clinics in a NIHR funded research study entitled:

A combined methods study of multi-professional outpatient clinics for children and young people with disorders of sex development and their families.

Sex Steroid Treatment for Pubertal Induction and Replacement in the Adolescent Girl

The RCOG has just published a new scientific impact paper on Sex Steroid Treatment for Pubertal Induction and Replacement in the Adolescent Girl

The new FIGIJ Board recently pictured together

Pictured from left to right are:  Sonia Grover (Australia),  Symphorosa Chan (Hong Kong, China),  Jose Enrique Pons (Uruguay),  Paul Wood (UK),  Alejandra Giurgiovich (Argentina),  Ellen Rome (USA, FIGIJ President),  Makis Deligeoroglou (Greece),  Tamas Csermely (Hungary) and Milko Sirakov (Bulgaria).  Missing are Gabriele Tridenti (Italy) and Dvora Bauman (Israel)  

National guidance on pregnancy testing in adolescents being admitted for surgery

Led by the RCPCH with the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists, the Children’s Surgical Forum and the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, supported by the RCN. 
The document published November 21st and the main guidance was circulated widely in electronic format.  See also downloads below.

Centre for Young Women's Health

The RCOG Tomorrow’s Specialist Working Party Report

The report follows on the steps of High Quality Women’s Health Care: A proposal for change and talks to all specialists working in women’s health: team work, lifelong learning and a life course approach to women’s health are key to achieving true women-centred care. View news item for links to reports.

Are you a BritSPAG member? Is your membership due for renewal? Would you like to become a BritSPAG Member?

It's easy.  To renew, download the Standing Order Mandate form, complete, send the original to your bank and a copy to me!  To become a member then complete the Membership Application Form and Standing Order Mandate form (send original SO form to your bank and copy to me!). Membership subscriptions continue to be good value at £30 if paid by Standing Order. However if you wish to pay by cheque then the amount is £40 which includes a £10 admin charge.

JPAG Editorial by Dr Sanfilippo

Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (JPAG)
Volume 24, Issue 2, Page 57, April 2011