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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


RCOG World Congress: Professor Janice Rymer

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


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.


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


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


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


Building new relationships in the Middle East

As part of our Global health strategy, launched a year ago, the RCOG has identified the Gulf region as a priority for sustainable growth and this


Disability and women’s health

The Paralympic Games in London are now in full swing. This is a fantastic event following on from the success of the Olympic Games. The Paralympics


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


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


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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