Papers of the RCOG Ethics Committee, including notes of meetings and related papers, correspondence files of the Chairman of the committee, and published committee reports and papers.
Records of the RCOG Ethics Committee
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1538 RCOG/B15
- Dates of Creation1981 - 2009
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description7 boxes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Ethics (or Ethical) Committee was established in 1982 to consider the ethical aspects and legal implications of matters of concern affecting the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. It has considered a wide range of issues such as abortion, assisted reproduction, sex selection, female genital mutilation, the use of fetuses for research, gene therapy, court-authorised obstetric intervention, patient consent, personal health information and critical care decisions.
Conditions Governing Access
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Internal transfers from the Secretary to the Ethics Committee