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Guidelines

The RCOG produces guidelines as an aid to good clinical practice. Our guidelines present recognised methods and techniques for clinical practice, based on published evidence, for consideration by obstetricians/gynaecologists and other relevant health professionals. Find out more about the different types of guideline we publish.

All guidelines on this website are current and remain so until replaced. Find out how to access previous versions of guidelines.

You can browse all of our guidelines below, or search for guidelines by type, by subject or by keyword.

We also publish a range of patient information leaflets.

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High-grade Serous Carcinomas, The Distal Fallopian Tube as the Origin of Non-uterine Pelvic (Scientific Impact Paper No. 44)
This paper reviews the understanding of ovarian carcinogenesis, especially HGSOC because it has the potential to significantly change clinical preventive strategies in ovarian cancer.
Published 19/11/2014
Ascites in Ovarian Cancer Patients, Management of (Scientific Impact Paper No. 45)
This paper describes the aetiology, therapeutic options and research needs for the management of malignant ascites secondary to ovarian cancer.
Published 19/11/2014
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Long-term Consequences (Green-top Guideline No. 33)
This guideline provides information based on clinical evidence about the long-term health consequences of PCOS.
Published 05/11/2014
Umbilical Cord Prolapse (Green-top Guideline No. 50)
This guideline provides evidence-based advice on the prevention, diagnosis and management of umbilical cord prolapse.
Published 05/11/2014
Management of Genital Herpes in Pregnancy
This guideline provides clinical guidance focusing on managing maternal infection to reduce the risk of transmission of herpes simplex virus (HSV) at birth.
Published 17/10/2014
Becoming Tomorrow’s Specialist
This working party report makes recommendations for lifelong learning for specialists in women’s health.
Published 08/10/2014
Long-acting reversible contraception (update) (NICE clinical guideline 30)
The NICE clinical guideline on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) offers best-practice advice for all women of reproductive age who may wish to regulate their fertility using LARC methods.
Published 01/09/2014
Vitamin D in Pregnancy (Scientific Impact Paper No.43)
This paper investigates the effects of vitamin D on the placento-fetal unit and the mother.
Published 26/06/2014
Vulval Carcinoma, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of
This guideline addresses issues of referral for investigation and confirmation, diagnostic procedures and management of vulval carcinoma. The guideline covers all invasive vulval cancers of any histological type.
Published 28/05/2014
Red Cell Antibodies during Pregnancy, The Management of Women with (Green-top Guideline No. 65)
This guideline aims to assist clinicians with the initial assessment and appropriate management of pregnant women with red blood cell antibodies.
Published 28/05/2014