Excellence in Women’s Health

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is dedicated to the ongoing maintenance of a high standard of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology and women's health. The College trains and accredits doctors throughout Australia and New Zealand in the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology so that they are capable - professionally and psychologically - of providing the highest standards of health care.

The College also supports research into women's health and acts as an advocate for women's health care by forging productive relationships with individuals, the community and professional organisations, both locally and internationally.

Women are at the centre of most health decisions in families. They usually play a key role in the health care of the children, and often their partner.  As well, women often influence the health of other relatives, especially grandparents.  For this reason, time and effort spent on improving women's health invariably improves the health of the whole community.  

Patient Information

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Health

Māori Health

Global health

College Statements and Guidelines

Women's Health News

Pelvic Mesh Information

Preventing violence against women

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Women's Health

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that pregnant women receive the influenza vaccination or “flu shot” during any trimester of their pregnancy to protect themselves and their newborn babies from flu.


Women's Health

Use of mesh for the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence

There has been a great deal of interest and comment in both the mainstream and social media about the Senate Inquiry into the use of mesh as part of the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence.


Women's Health

Zika Virus

Over the past few months, there have been several news reports of the rapidly evolving situation regarding the Zika virus