More on the Million Women Study Critique, International Day of Zero Tolerance Day for FGM and Involving Fathers in Maternity Care
27 Jan, 12 | by BMJ
Shapiro Million Women Study (MWS) Critique
There has been more publicity around the Shapiro Million Women Study (MWS) critique:
Does hormone replacement therapy cause breast cancer? An application of causal principles to three studies. Part 4. The Million Women Study by Samuel Shapiro, Richard D T Farmer, John C Stevenson, Henry G Burger, Alfred O Mueck (J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care doi:10.1136/jfprhc-2011-100229)
See the link to the BMJ News section: http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e513
International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2012
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are holding a joint event to include a panel of experts on FGM to mark International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation on Monday 6 February 2012 from 2.00–6.00pm at the RCOG, Regent’s Park, 27 Sussex Place, London NW1 4RG, UK.
The aim of the day is to bring together different agencies and organisations involved in FGM to discuss the problems and develop practical solutions to eradicate this harmful practice. The event will be of interest to:
- Healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, midwives
- Legal professionals working on FGM cases
- Government officials working on FGM or child protection issues
- Social workers dealing with FGM or child protection issues
- Charities, NGOs and not-for-profit organisations with work streams on FGM
- Anyone with a genuine interest on the subject.
This event is free to attend but places are strictly limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Please send expressions of interest to Gerald Chan, RCOG Director of Health Policy to receive an invitation: firstname.lastname@example.org. The full programme will be available online soon.
Involving Fathers in Maternity Care
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Department of Health and the Fatherhood Institute have produced two guides entitled Reaching Out: Involving Fathers in Maternity Care and Top Tips for Involving Fathers in Maternity Care. For further information see: http://www.rcm.org.uk/college/your-career/information-services/