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Women's health: Publications



  • 11 Dec 2023

    RCN Position Statement: Menopause and you at work

    Publication Code : 011 282

    The RCN believes that everyone has a right to access support at work, around the menopause, to enable them to continue in employment and ensure they maintain a healthy life, within any healthcare setting. This position statement is for all nurses, midwives, nursing associates and nursing support worker working in any health and social care setting in any of the four countries in relation to menopause at work.

  • 29 Nov 2023

    Female Genital Mutilation. An RCN resource for Nursing and Midwifery Practice

    Publication Code : 011 168

    This updated guidance considers many aspects of FGM from its history to contemporary socio-cultural, legal and clinical components to aid raising awareness and improving the quality of care to those who have been adversely affected by FGM.

  • 29 Nov 2023

    Female Genital Mutilation. RCN Guidance for Sexual Health Care

    Publication Code : 011 179

    This updated publication acts as a supplement to Female Genital Mutilation: An RCN Resource for Nursing and Midwifery Practice (011 168) and focuses on professionals working in sexual health services such as sexual health clinics, genitourinary medicine clinics and children’s services.

  • 29 Nov 2023

    Female Genital Mutilation. RCN Guidance for Travel Health Services

    Publication Code : 011 178

    This updated publication acts as a supplement to Female Genital Mutilation: An RCN Resource for Nursing and Midwifery Practice (011 168) and focuses on professionals working in travel health services. Travel health organisations, clinics and health care professionals will find it useful as it highlights how important it is for processes within travel health settings to be reviewed to ensure services provide an effective safeguarding process around FGM.

  • 6 Nov 2023

    Genital Examination in Women

    Publication Code : 011 162

    This latest edition provides standards and sample assessment tools for training in genital examination in women for registered nurses working in sexual and reproductive health settings, and related health and social care settings.

  • 1 Nov 2023

    Domestic Abuse Position Statement

    Publication Code : 011 243

    Domestic abuse is both complex and commonplace, and impacts on everyone, either personally or professionally. This updated publication outlines the RCN’s position on domestic abuse and our work to raise awareness of the issue amongst health care professionals. It also includes details of resources for further information.

  • 1 Nov 2023

    Domestic Abuse

    Publication Code : 011 242

    Domestic abuse is a significant safeguarding issue in all societies and is a challenge for everyone. This guidance has been reviewed and updated in response to the recognition by the RCN of the need for nurses, midwives and health care support workers and all health care professionals to have an understanding of the impact of the domestic abuse of patients, clients and colleagues.

  • 1 Nov 2023

    Modern Slavery and Trafficking

    Publication Code : 011 241

    More than 49 million people are trapped in modern slavery across the globe. This guidance has been reviewed and updated to help nurses and midwives identify victims of slavery and help people find the assistance and support they need.

  • 25 Sep 2023

    Fertility Care and Emotional Wellbeing

    Publication Code : 011 054

    This updated guidance has been developed as a resource for all health care professionals in all areas of fertility care and acknowledges the differences between emotional support and wellbeing, implications counselling and therapeutic counselling.

  • 21 Aug 2023

    Women's Health Pocket Guide

    Publication Code : 010 898

    This updated, easy to use, reference tool is for nurses and midwives working with women, including in gynaecology, sexual and reproductive health, in all health and social care settings across the UK.