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Support to Quit Smoking in Pregnancy

31 May 2019 Quitting smoking is one of the best things a woman and her partner can do to protect their baby’s health through pregnancy and beyond. Pregnancy is a window of opportunity for significant health improvement.
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Reaching out: Involving Fathers in Maternity Care

11 December 2018 This document is intended to provide useful insight to all maternity service staff as to how they might best encourage the involvement of fathers throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and into fatherhood and family life
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Detention of pregnant women

01 October 2017 Immigration detention refers to the practice of detaining migrants for administrative purposes, typically to establish their identities, or to facilitate their immigration claims resolution and/or their removals from the UK. It is an ...
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Abortion Statement

01 May 2016 There are around 200,000 abortions every year in Britain. Sexual health policy supports the provision of abortion, and 98% of abortions are funded by the NHS. This document spells out the RCM's position on abortion.
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Female Genital Mutilation

01 July 2015 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of gender-based violence that is outlawed in many countries. FGM represents a violation of the human rights of the girls and women who are subjected to this practice, for which there are no medical benefits. ...
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Violence against women and girls

01 January 2015 The RCM believes that Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in any form is a hate crime and a violation of their Human Rights. Midwives and the maternity services have a duty to support each and every individual who seeks help as a result of VAWG, ...
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