This year marks 90 years of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
They’re responsible not just for our training as doctors in obstetrics and gynaecology, but also for overseeing patient care in the UK as well as around the world. It’s also the hub of where many great minds come together to discuss new concepts and ideas, several of which have revolutionised healthcare and created legacies that will forever be remembered. In fact, one of my favourite things to do when I come here is to admire the dedications that are all around this place, devoted to these amazing men and women who have also been personal icons to me.
On September 25th, one of the greatest legacies ever was commemorated and celebrated.
Steptoe and Edwards were remembered for creating IVF and bringing it to the world just over 40 years ago, alongside their colleague Pudy. Their iconic steps that involved countless hours of dedication and sacrifice, have allowed many millions of people who otherwise were unable to have children naturally, to be able to do have families of their own.
Whether it’s been helping to save lives or to create them, I am so honoured to be part of a profession that has done so much for our humanity.
On the theme of Gynae Awareness and breaking the silence on gynaecological conditions, I’ve released a new video over on my IGTV, all about ovarian cancer, which is quite possibly the most difficult cancer to detect and 1 of the big gynaecological 5. Have a look and share with all the females in your life, but most of all, empower yourself with the knowledge you need about your own body to understand when something isn’t normal and when to see your doctor. The sooner symptoms are detected, the better the chance of cure, so get to know yourself and your own body, including all its beautiful intimate parts, and let’s talk about this together.