Royal College of Gynaecologists fails the test of diversity and respect for all women

The CMA has expressed grave concern about the RCOG decision that doctors with an ethical objection to contraception and other family planning procedures will be denied the possibility of completed the Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health. This discriminates against doctors who believe that abortion and or contraception is wrong.

It also means that women who wish to be supported in the use of ethical methods of family planning (including Natural Family Planning) may be unable to be supported by doctors whom the College has prevented from attaining a recognised qualification.

The CMA calls upon the RCOG to be more inclusive in its curricula and to accept the variety of beliefs around the ethics of abortion and contraception.