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Women’s health

ۺŮ 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

ۺŮ 10 May ۺŮ 2023
GALLERY: SA/NT Foundations of Surgery Workshop
ۺŮ’s South Australia/Northern Territory office ran a Foundations of Surgery…
COVID-19 4 May ۺŮ 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 ۺŮ 2023
GALLERY: Rural Women’s Health Roundtable
ۺŮ hosted an Australian Rural Women’s Health Roundtable on 2…
Women’s health 28 April ۺŮ 2023
Living with PMDD
April is PMDD Awareness Month, a global effort to bring…
Global health 8 March ۺŮ 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 ۺŮ 2023
‘Embrace Equity’ event to mark International Women’s Day ۺŮ 2023
ۺŮ will host members and staff on Monday 6 March…
Advocacy 9 December 2022
Statement on mid-urethral slings
ۺŮ 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 ۺŮ Women’s Health Foundation grant recipients
ۺŮ offers its congratulations to the latest ۺŮ Women’s Health…
Women’s health 14 November 2022
Healthy Horizons Website Launch
ۺŮ was proud to help launch Healthy Horizons.
Advocacy 31 October 2022
ۺŮ welcomes Te Pae Tata Interim New Zealand Health Plan
ۺŮ 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-ۺŮ 2023 last…
Aotearoa New Zealand 28 September 2022
GALLERY: ۺŮ Women+ Health Summit 2022 – Flourish
The ۺŮ 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
ۺŮ commits to continuing to build respect in workplaces
The College strongly supports the availability of abortion being an…
Advocacy 25 June 2022
ۺŮ 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.

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

ۺŮ Consumer Network

The ۺŮ 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

ۺŮ Women’s Health Summit 2021

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