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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


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


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.


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.


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


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


A journey through the eyes of healthcare professionals in South Africa

The stark and honest descriptions of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals in South Africa when providing safe abortion care and


Group B Strep Awareness Month 2018

Group B Strep Awareness Month is celebrated in July every year and takes place to raise awareness of group B Strep, a type of bacteria in the


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


International Women’s Day 2013 – End Forced Marriage

Being coerced or forced into marriage is a form of abuse that is unacceptable in our modern society. Forced marriage also has many significant and


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