RCOG and FSRH release manifesto ahead of 2017 election

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) have published their manifesto ahead of the general election.

It urges the government to consider a national maternity review, make improvements to planning services and support the RCOG’s Each Baby Counts programme to reduce the number of stillbirths, early neonatal deaths and severe brain injury at term by 50 per cent by 2020.

As well as this, the manifesto calls for age-appropriate sex and relationships education to be mandatory across all schools and colleges by September 2019. 

Professor Lesley Regan, president of the RCOG, said: “Women make up just over half of the population (51 per cent) and the political parties cannot afford to neglect them - the health and wealth of our nation is determined by the health of its girls and women.”

Ms Regan explained that, no matter who is elected, there is a key opportunity to improve the health of girls and women across the country. ADNFCR-2094-ID-801835855-ADNFCR