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Championing women’s human rights

Picture this: You are travelling home in a crowded train late on a Friday afternoon and come across a newspaper article that sends you choking with


Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month: Know your body

September marks Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month; a UK-wide initiative led by women’s cancer charity, The Eve Appeal. The campaign aims to


Farewell from Dr Tony Falconer

As I finish my presidency at the RCOG, I would like to thank everyone I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with over the last three years.


New year, new challenges

We are anticipating a busy few months ahead of us. A week ago, the Special Trust Administrator for South London Healthcare NHS Trust published their


Addressing undermining and bullying

It is now more than six months since I undertook the role of Workplace Behaviours Advisor at the RCOG so now seems a fitting time to reflect on


RCOG World Congress: Professor Janice Rymer

We must all take responsibility to end FGM, by Professor Janice Rymer, King’s College London.


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

This Friday is UNFPA International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Obstetric fistula is almost entirely preventable and indeed, in the UK, as in


Each Baby Counts

Over 300 people attended our Each Baby Counts launch last week, all coming together to support our new quality improvement project, which aims to


World Menopause Day

Today marks the first World Menopause Day since the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published its first guideline on the


FIGO – medical practice around the world

This has been an incredibly busy week. The Officers and I have been at FIGO’s Annual Congress in the Eternal City, Rome. The scientific programme has


Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Each day in the UK, two women lose their battle with cervical cancer, the most common cancer in women under 35, yet new statistics reveal almost half


10 things you should know about endometriosis

Did you know it takes an average of 7.5 years for a woman to be diagnosed with endometriosis – a gynaecological condition surrounded by taboos, myths


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