Menstrual Disorders: What you Need to Know

09 November 2020

Half of the world's population menstruates, but there is still so much stigma around this natural process and the larger health issues that can occur from it. 

Please join our wonderful panel to discuss topics surrounding menstruation including stigma around menstruation, PCOS, PMDD and any other issues.

Date: Thursday, November 26

Time: 6pm-7pm AEDT
Register here (including the opportunity to submit a question for the panel)


Dr Vijay Roach

President of RANZCOG, Dr Vijay Roach is a Visiting Medical Officer in obstetrics and gynaecology in both public and private practice in Sydney. His first role with the College was as Chair of the NSW Training and Accreditation Committee, a position that he held for nine years.

Committed to medical education, Vijay lectures at the University of Sydney, emphasising the importance of compassion and kindness in medical practice.

Dr Deborah Bateson

Deborah is the Medical Director of Family Planning NSW and Clinical Associate Professor in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the University of Sydney. She has worked as a clinician, educator, researcher and advocate in sexual and reproductive health for almost 20 years in Australia and internationally. In 2019 Deborah was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Professor Kirsten Black

Prof Kirsten Black is an academic gynaecologist at the University of Sydney. She became a RANZCOG Fellow. She has a Masters' of Medicine in Women’s Health from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She was awarded a Guy’s and St Thomas Charitable Foundation Research Training Fellowship for her PhD work, which examined access to emergency contraception in South London (PhD awarded mid 2008). She undertook sub-speciality training in sexual and reproductive health, and is one of few Australians who hold a Fellowship of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK). In 2018 Prof Black received the Professor JA Young Medal, awarded by the Faculty of Medicine for excellence in research coupled with exemplary service to Sydney Medical School, the University and the community at large.

Dr Gill Gibson

Dr Gill Gibson is a generalist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) with a special interest in outpatient gynaecology. She is Clinical Director for the Auckland regional abortion service. She has a private gynaecology practice and was a private maternity care provider for close to 20 years.

Dr Gibson has been actively involved with RANZCOG for many years, chairing the local New Zealand Committee 2008-2010. She has been on RANZCOG Council for the last six years. She is the only woman O&G specialist on the current RANZCOG Board. Dr Gibson has enjoyed the challenge as chair of a working group tackling gender equity and diversity issues within the College and is encouraged to see policy development, particularly those aiming for more woman in senior leadership roles.

Dr Catriona Melville

Dr Catriona Melville, is a specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Deputy Medical Director of Marie Stopes Australia. Catriona completed general Obstetrics & Gynaecology training (FRCOG) in the West of Scotland and has been providing client-centred reproductive health services including abortion care for over 20 years. Catriona has spent much of her life working in NHS Scotland, pioneering integrated sexual and reproductive health care before relocating to Queensland in 2016. She is actively involved in medical education and clinical research and is the author of Sexual & Reproductive Health at a Glance (Wiley-Blackwell).



Welcome, Dr William (Bill) Warren

RANZCOG is delighted to welcome Dr William (Bill) Warren, who today started as Executive Director – Education at the College.



International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2021

The members of RANZCOG acknowledge the parents and families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.



Updated College Statements

These statements have been reviewed and updated during the March and July Council sessions, and published on the RANZCOG website.