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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.

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Reproductive Implications and Management of Congenital Uterine Anomalies (Scientific Impact Paper No. 62)
The task of counselling and caring for women diagnosed with congenital uterine anomalies (CUAs) is complex because of four issues: inconsistent classifications, the use of diverse diagnostic modalities, the challenges associated with determining the reproductive impact of each anomaly using published data, and the absence of a single randomised controlled trial to address surgical management of CUAs. The aim of this Scientific Impact Paper is to address these issues and make recommendations.
Published 21/11/2019
Prenatal Management of Pregnancies at Risk of Fetal Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) (Scientific Impact Paper No. 61)
This Scientific Impact Paper considers the latest evidence in relation to treatment options in the prenatal management of pregnancies at risk of FNAIT; specifically, the role of screening, immunoglobulins, steroids, fetal blood sampling and intrauterine platelet transfusion.
Published 10/04/2019
The Combined Use of Ultrasound and Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging for a Comprehensive Fetal Neurological Assessment in Fetal Congenital Cardiac Defects (Scientific Impact Paper No. 60)
This Scientific Impact Paper summarises the available evidence for the combined use of ultrasound and fetal magnetic resonance imaging to comprehensively assess the brain in fetuses with congenital cardiac defects.
Published 27/03/2019
Epigenetics and Reproductive Medicine (Scientific Impact Paper No. 57)
This Scientific Impact Paper summarises current viewpoints on our understanding of epigenetics and the relevance of these findings to reproductive medicine.
Published 25/09/2018
Multiple Pregnancy Following Assisted Reproduction (Scientific Impact Paper No. 22)
This paper discusses the increase in the multiple pregnancy rate as a result of assisted reproduction and the implications.
Published 02/02/2018
Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection: Update on Treatment (Scientific Impact Paper No. 56)
This Scientific Impact Paper summarises the issues around screening, diagnosis and treatment of CMV in pregnancy, utilising the best available evidence and highlighting recent advances.
Published 15/11/2017
The Effect of Surgery for Endometriomas on Fertility (Scientific Impact Paper No. 55)
This paper will review the current evidence for management of endometriomas within the context of infertility treatment.
Published 25/09/2017
Metformin Therapy for the Management of Infertility in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Scientific Impact Paper No. 13)
This paper discusses the use of metformin as an infertility treatment for women with PCOS.
Published 23/08/2017
The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Human Fertility (Scientific Impact Paper No. 53)
In this Scientific Impact Paper, the data relating to NK cell function will be reviewed and recommendations made regarding the measurement of NK cells in women with reproductive failure.
Published 28/11/2016
Management of Female Malignant Ovarian Germ Cell Tumours (Scientific Impact Paper No.52)
This Scientific Impact Paper studies the management of female malignant ovarian germ cell tumours (MOGCTs).
Published 25/11/2016