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RCOG signs the SheDecides manifesto

News 27 September 2017

SheDecides is a global movement to support the fundamental rights of girls and women to decide freely and for themselves about their sexual lives, including whether, when, with whom and how many children they have.

Everyone who supports the values and principles of SheDecides is invited to sign the manifesto

On signing the manifesto, Professor Lesley Regan, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), said:

"Every girl and every woman has the right to lead a healthy life and to do what she chooses with her body. These rights affect her personal development, her livelihood, her participation in society and determine whether her family and community thrives. Protecting these values and principles are of paramount importance which is why the RCOG supports SheDecides. This global movement supports the fundamental rights of women to decide freely and for themselves about their sexual lives, including whether, when, with whom and how many children they have."

"Created as an immediate response to US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, the SheDecides movement is standing up, speaking out, and unlocking the resources that are essential for every girl and every woman – everywhere - to be free. We have signed the SheDecides manifesto, because when she decides the world is a better, stronger, safer place"