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

Training 10 May 2023
GALLERY: SA/NT Foundations of Surgery Workshop
RANZCOG’s South Australia/Northern Territory office ran a Foundations of Surgery…
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…
Advocacy 2 May 2023
GALLERY: Rural Women’s Health Roundtable
RANZCOG hosted an Australian Rural Women’s Health Roundtable on 2…
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.
Advocacy 31 October 2022
RANZCOG welcomes Te Pae Tata Interim New Zealand Health Plan
RANZCOG welcomes the release of Te Pae Tata Interim New…
Advocacy 26 October 2022
Australia’s Budget October 2022–⁠23
Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers handed down Budget October 2022-2023 last…
Aotearoa New Zealand 28 September 2022
GALLERY: RANZCOG Women+ Health Summit 2022 – Flourish
The RANZCOG Women+ Health Summit 2022 took place in Te…
COVID-19 17 August 2022
COVID-19 antiviral drugs and their affect on reproductive health
Antiviral drugs prescribed for COVID-19 infection can temporarily affect reproductive…
the College 15 August 2022
Perimenopause Webinar: Periods in our 40s
Wednesday, 14 September at 5.30pm AEST…
Advocacy 8 August 2022
RANZCOG commits to continuing to build respect in workplaces
The College strongly supports the availability of abortion being an…
Advocacy 25 June 2022
RANZCOG statement on Roe v Wade ruling
The College strongly supports the availability of abortion being an…
COVID-19 15 June 2022
COVID-19 and pregnant health care workers and other at-risk workers
The purpose of this communiqué is to address the issue…

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.

Patient information pamphlets

RESOURCES FOR CONCEPTION, PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

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…

GYNAECOLOGICAL RESOURCES

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.
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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.