Joint Council of Midwifery: RCOG response to the Interim Report on non-therapeutic abortion

Scope and Content

One file relating to the RCOG's role and response to the Joint Council of Midwifery's inquiry into non-therapeutic abortion, containing correspondence, comments on the interim report, related papers and the College's memorandum of 21 December 1937 to the Inter-departmental Committee, together with a copy of the Joint Council of Midwifery's final report in 1938.

Administrative / Biographical History

This inquiry was set up by a committee of the Joint Council of Midwifery in 1936, with the College President, Sir Ewen Maclean, as the College's representative. In 1937 an interim report, including comments from the constituent bodies with representatives on the Midwifery committee, was forwarded to the Inter-departmental Committee on Abortion which had been set up by the Ministry of Health.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the RCOG. Reproductions available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Probably removed at some stage from Sir Ewen Maclean's general correspondence as College President.

Related Material

Related material held by the RCOG may be found at the following references:

RCOG/A16 RCOG records relating to the 1967 Abortion Act, 1964-1982

RCOG/A4/13-17 Presidents' papers relating to the 1967 Act and later amendments

RCOG/A4/13 papers of Sir Ewen Maclean as President of the College

RCOG/M7 The records of a RCOG working party on unplanned pregnancy, 1969-1972

RCOG/C7/2 The College's record of a joint RCOG-RCGP study of attitudes to pregnancy and induced abortion, 1972-1976

RCOG/D1/5 Correspondence of an Advisory Appointments Committee relating to wording of advertisements for appointments to hospitals where abortions are performed, 1977