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The RCOG aims to improve women and girls’ lives through the delivery of respectful, high-quality and accessible health care to women all over the world.

Our approach

We promote best practice in women's health care with training and partnerships, working with our fellows, members and trainees to address the greatest barriers in access to quality care for women everywhere.

Read more about our approach.

Our work

The Centre for Women’s Global Health is committed to improving healthcare services for all women and girls. We want to see essential services become accessible, acceptable and in-line with best practice guidance. Our work spans the following areas:

Gynaecological health

Globally, gynaecological health is one of the least prioritised areas of health, despite an enormous burden of morbidity and mortality.

Maternal health

Maternal care should be safe, equitable, high quality and delivered with respect, dignity and compassion.

Abortion and contraception

Around the world 257 million women and girls who want to avoid pregnancy are not currently using safe, modern methods of contraception.

Our goal is to change that, and allow women and girls to control their own fertility, which would result in 70,000 fewer pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths per year.

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM) is a human rights violation, a form of child abuse and a severe form of violence against women and girls.

Our resources

To support health professionals in understanding respectful care and the necessity to provide it even in the most stressful and challenging of situations, the RCOG has created these training resources.
Access the Centre’s open source educational resources.