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Women’s health

RANZCOG works to improve health outcomes for women in Australia, New Zealand and globally. We provide tools and resources for women and their clinicians on a variety of women’s health issues.

Find a women’s health doctor

Search our directorate of qualified women’s health practitioners in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to find a doctor near you.

Who is your O&G doctor?

You may be cared for by doctors at different stages of their specialist training and career in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G), in community and hospital settings throughout Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

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YOUR HEALTH

For the public 4 February 2022
Raising Awareness Tool for Endometriosis (RATE)
RATE is a quick-to-use online tool for patients and health professionals to assess possible endometriosis symptoms.

WOMEN’S HEALTH NEWS

Advocacy 31 May 2024
Now More Than Ever: National Reconciliation Week 2024
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a crucial time in Australia…
Advocacy 31 May 2024
Insights from the Aotearoa New Zealand Budget 2024
The Aotearoa New Zealand Government has released its 2024-2025 budget.
Advocacy 30 May 2024
RANZCOG Welcomes Opportunities to Improve Birthing Outcomes for Women
The College welcomes the report of the New South Wales…
Aotearoa New Zealand 20 May 2024
Statement on Essure devices in New Zealand
The College calls for support for New Zealand women who…
Advocacy 20 May 2024
RANZCOG Challenges Queensland Abortion Bill Amendment
The College has made a submission opposing the Queensland ‘Termination…
Advocacy 14 May 2024
The Federal Budget: What It Means for Women’s Health
RANZCOG has summarised how the 2024-25 Australian federal budget allocations…
Advocacy 9 May 2024
New MBS Items a Win for Women’s Health
RANZCOG welcomes the addition of new MBS items which will…
Advocacy 3 May 2024
College Statement on Gender-Based Violence
The College supports the call for the Australian government to…
Advocacy 2 May 2024
RANZCOG leads the charge against chronic shortages of medicines & devices used in women’s healthcare
The College has convened key stakeholders to workshop solutions for…
Advocacy 22 April 2024
Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Health Strategy aims to ensure equitable access to women’s healthcare across Australia
The College has launched its Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s…
COVID-19 4 May 2023
COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant and breastfeeding women and those planning pregnancy
Pregnant women have a higher risk of severe illness from…
Women’s health 28 April 2023
Living with PMDD
April is PMDD Awareness Month, a global effort to bring…
Global health 8 March 2023
Dr May Aung – Leaving an outstanding legacy for women’s health in the Cook Islands
After more than 25 years of practice in the Cook…
Advocacy 16 February 2023
‘Embrace Equity’ event to mark International Women’s Day 2023
RANZCOG will host members and staff on Monday 6 March…
Advocacy 9 December 2022
Statement on mid-urethral slings
RANZCOG supports the use of mid-urethral slings.
Advocacy 7 December 2022
Statement on PMMRC report
Aotearoa New Zealand’s new health system provides a critical opportunity…
Our Members 21 November 2022
Congratulations to our RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation grant recipients
RANZCOG offers its congratulations to the latest RANZCOG Women’s Health…
Women’s health 14 November 2022
Healthy Horizons Website Launch
RANZCOG was proud to help launch Healthy Horizons.

USEFUL RESOURCES

For the public


Read the most up-to-date information about health topics and medical procedures, written by expert specialist doctors.

For clinicians

Your O&G doctor uses our statements and guidelines on medical topics and procedures to inform their practice, ensuring the best outcomes for your health.

O&G Map

Explore obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) services across Australia, including population and workforce data, and service locations in rural, regional and remote areas.

Patient information pamphlets

RESOURCES FOR CONCEPTION, PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
Umbilical cord blood is the blood remaining in the umbilical cord and placenta after your…
Planning for Pregnancy
Steps taken prior to conception to optimise your health can have significant long-lasting benefits for…
Assisted Birth
There are times when assistance during birth may be required for the safety of mother…
Group B Streptococcus
Group B streptococcus is a very common type of bacteria that lives on our bodies.
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is a medical procedure performed on a pregnant woman to sample…
Caesarean Section
A caesarean section is an operation in which a baby is born through an incision.
Pregnancy Loss
This pamphlet is for women who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy, and those…

GYNAECOLOGICAL RESOURCES

Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect women of reproductive age.
Pudendal Neuralgia
Pain caused by the nerve that supplies the skin between your pubic bone and your…
Hysteroscopy
A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus (womb).
Menopause
Menopause literally means that a woman has had her last (or final) menstrual period.
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is different for every woman and may be felt anywhere below the…
Endometrial Ablation
Endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that removes the inside layer or lining of the…

For the public 9 July 2020

RANZCOG Consumer Network

The RANZCOG Consumer Network provides opportunities for consumers to contribute to the work of the College, and to women’s health more broadly.
A RANZCOG Māori Fellow holding her baby

Equitable healthcare

Find out more about the work we do to improve women’s health outcomes in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and with our nearest neighbours in the Pacific.

FIRST NATIONS HEALTH

HAUORA WĀHINE MĀORI

GLOBAL HEALTH

the College 7 June 2021

RANZCOG Women’s Health Summit 2021

View recommendations from experts across the O&G field at our last Women’s Health Summit in Canberra.