Women's health & reproductive medicine

UNSW medicine student working in a simulation room at the hospital alongside a UNSW educator

Improving patient outcomes in rapidly expanding fields of practice 

With almost one in 20 babies born through IVF in Australiareproductive medicine is offering hope and clinical support to many couples trying to have a child. Complications with HIV/STIs, infertility and unplanned pregnancy are consistent health issues that require addressing through new reproductive technologies and specialised professionals. Women's health medicine encompasses sexual, reproductive, pre-pregnancy and pregnancy care as well as the management of female specific conditions and malignancies. 

Studying women's health & reproductive medicine at UNSW

Our women's health & reproductive medicine researchers are contributing and collaborating locally, nationally and internationally with novel and innovative discoveries. Our connections with the real world of ‘hands-on’ medicine brings validation across all the courses on offer. The discipline of obstetrics and gynaecology is largely based at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick - one of Australia’s foremost specialist hospitals for women and babies. UNSW's other teaching hospitals include the St George & Sutherland Hospital, Bankstown Hospital and Liverpool Hospital. The National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) was formed in 1979 and is a leading source of statistical and epidemiological research in reproductive medicine, pregnancy, childbirth, and the health and care of newborns.

Prepare for career success

Our programs in women's health & reproductive medicine are suited to health professionals who are looking to enhance their present practice. You'll develop the skills required to deliver the highest standard of clinical care to your patients and clients. Our reproductive health programs are relevant to fertility medicine, HIV medicine, psychosexual therapy, reproductive medicine, women's health, embryology, reproductive technology, and sexual health counselling, medicine and nursing. Our women's health medicine programs are relevant to general practitioners, family planning professionals, obstetrician gynaecologists (particularly those in training), midwives, biological scientists, and sexual health physicians and nurses.

Our programs