With almost one in 20 babies born through IVF in Australia, reproductive 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.
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.
The undergraduate medicine program at UNSW is divided into three phases and students undertake obstetrics & gynaecology teaching all three phases.
You can study women's health & reproductive medicine in the following postgraduate research degrees:
Our research areas include: