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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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Abortion after endometrial ablation (query bank)
Is there any data on the safety and risks of medical vs surgical termination after endometrial ablation?
Published 07/04/2011
Abortion in a woman with pulmonary hypertension (query bank)
In a pregnant woman with pulmonary hypertension, what is the best method of abortion?
Published 06/08/2009
Absent end-diastolic flow on Doppler (query bank)
What should be the management for intermittent absent end-diastolic flow on Doppler? Whether to consider it as normal, as there is normal flow seen.
Published 10/06/2013
Active labour management (query bank)
Does active labour management reduce the caesarean section rate in primiparous women?
Published 27/05/2011
Adenocarcinoma in situ follow-up (query bank)
Should a 34 year old who had adenocarcinoma in situ excised 4 years ago with very small but clear margins and who has subsequently had normal follow-up smears and has completed her family have a hysterectomy or continue conservative follow-up?
Published 19/04/2010
Adenoma malignum of the cervix prognosis (query bank)
In a 37-year-old fit and otherwise healthy woman, what is the prognosis for (a) primary adenoma malignum of the cervix and (b) recurrence of adenoma malignum of the cervix?
Published 22/06/2009
Adenomyosis (query bank)
What is the recommended treatment for a 38-year old woman with symptomatic adenomyosis?
Published 28/10/2015
Adnexal mass in pregnancy (query bank)
Laparoscopy versus laparotomy approach in pregnancy for adnexal mass? What complications do we get with operative laparoscopy in pregnancy versus laparotomy?
Published 14/09/2011
Adolescent endometriosis (query bank)
How should a 12 year old girl with suspected endometriosis be managed?
Published 09/02/2010
Airport full body scanners and pregnancy (query bank)
Is there any evidence of risk to pregnant women from full body scanners in airports?
Published 24/02/2010