Vol. 22 No 3 | Spring 2020
College Statements update July 2020
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This article is 4 years old and may no longer reflect current clinical practice.

New College Statement

The following new statement was recently approved by RANZCOG Council and Board:

Vaginal screening after hysterectomy in NZ (C-Gyn 8b)

  • This new Statement is in addition to the existing College Statement Vaginal screening after hysterectomy in Australia (C-Gyn 8a) to outline NZ recommendations which differ from those in Australian Cervical Screening Guidelines.

Revised College Statements

The following College statements were recently approved by RANZCOG Council and Board:

Altruistic and directed umbilical cord blood banking for families at risk (C-Obs 18)

  • Minor wording changes only

Cervical cancer screening in Australia and New Zealand (C-Gyn 19)

  • Recommendations amended in line with 2020 NZ Cervical Screening Guidelines

Gynaecological examinations and procedures (C-Gyn 30)

  • Rewrite

Midurethral slings (C-Gyn 32)

  • Rewrite

Locum positions in specialist obstetric and gynaecological practice (WPI 12)

  • Minor wording changes only

College Members participating in the RANZCOG expert witness register (C-Gen 1)

  • Rewrite

Retired College Statements

The following statements have been retired:

Antenatal care in Australian public hospitals (WPI 10)

  • Information is covered in the College document Maternity Care in Australia.

Credentialing for GP Obstetricians and Rural Non-Specialist Obstetricians practising obstetrics in Australia (WPI 6)


A full list of College Statements can be viewed on the Statements and Guidelines page of the RANZCOG website ( and the RANZCOG Guidance app.

RANZCOG Patient Information

There are 41 RANZCOG Patient Information Pamphlets, including the Pregnancy and Childbirth pack of 18 pamphlets. All of these products can be viewed and ordered from:

Prof Yee Leung
RANZCOG Women’s Health Committee

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