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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.

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Abdominal Hysterectomy for Benign Conditions (Consent Advice No. 4)
This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of women undergoing abdominal hysterectomy under general anaesthesia.
Published 20/05/2009
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain (Scientific Impact Paper No. 30)
This paper considers the evidence surrounding the use of complementary and alternative medicine (focusing on acupuncture and herbal medicine) as a treatment for chronic pelvic pain.
Published 20/03/2012
Adhesion Prevention Agents in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Use of (Scientific Impact Paper No. 39)
This paper provides guidance for clinicians and policy makers on the use of effective adhesion prevention agents.
Published 05/06/2013
Advice on Returning to Clinical Practice after a Period of Absence (Good Practice No. 1)
This document has been archived. Please refer to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Return to Practice Guidance.
Published 13/05/2010
Air Travel and Pregnancy (Scientific Impact Paper No. 1)
This paper provides guidance for obstetricians on how to advise women on whether it is suitable for them to fly during pregnancy.
Published 22/05/2013
Alternatives to HRT for the Management of Symptoms of the Menopause (Scientific Impact Paper No. 6)
This paper provides guidance on alternatives to hormone replacement therapy for the management of menopausal symptoms.
Published 01/09/2010
Amniocentesis (Consent Advice No. 6)
This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of women undergoing amniocentesis.
Published 01/05/2006
Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling (Green-top Guideline No. 8)
This guideline sets a series of evidence-based standards to ensure a high level and consistency of practice in the provision and performance of amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
Published 23/06/2010
Antenatal care (NICE clinical guideline 62)
The advice in the NICE guideline covers the routine care that all healthy women can expect to receive during their pregnancy.
Published 01/03/2008
Antenatal Corticosteroids to Reduce Neonatal Morbidity (Green-top Guideline No. 7)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the NICE guideline [NG25] Preterm labour and birth.
Published 31/10/2010