2018


Mind Matters
Vol. 20 No 3 | Spring 2018
The most recent mental health services report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that four million people in Australia experienced a common mental disorder in 2015. Similarly, in the 2017–18 New Zealand Health Survey, 7.6 per cent of respondents reported experiencing psychological distress in the previous four weeks. With the high prevalence of mental illness and psychological distress reported in Australia and New Zealand, many doctors will, themselves, experience mental health problems at some time in their career. RANZCOG, the general medical profession, indemnity providers and regulatory agencies, are increasingly taking steps to help doctors improve their own mental health and that of their colleagues.
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Prof Steve Robson
College
From the President
Prof Steve Robson
Alana Killen
College
From the CEO
Alana Killen
Dr Kirsten Connan
College -> Leaders in Focus
Leaders in Focus: Dr Marilyn Clarke
Dr Kirsten Connan

Abortion
Vol. 20 No 2 | Winter 2018
Worldwide, 40–50 million abortions occur annually. Nearly half of these abortions are performed unsafely, with an estimated 50,000 deaths a year as a result. Abortion-related deaths are more frequent in countries with restrictive abortion laws (34 deaths per 100,000 births), than in countries with less restrictive laws (one or fewer per 100,000 births). Access to abortion care is highly variable worldwide and, in many countries, it is illegal regardless of women’s circumstances.
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Prof Steve Robson
College
From the President
Prof Steve Robson
Alana Killen
College
From the CEO
Alana Killen
Dr Kirsten Connan
College -> Leaders in Focus
Prof Judith Goh AO: Urogynaecologist & VVF Surgeon
Dr Kirsten Connan

Diabetes
Vol. 20 No 1 | Autumn 2018
This issue of O&G Magazine deals with one of the most critical public health issues of the day – diabetes. Diabetes was first recognised as a National Health Priority Area in 1996. At least one in seven pregnancies in Australia is affected by diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes in our communities continues to increase and the health costs of this non-communicable disease (NCD) are almost incalculable.
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Prof Steve Robson
College
From the President
Prof Steve Robson
Alana Killen
College
From the CEO
Alana Killen
Dr Kirsten Connan
College -> Leaders in Focus
A/Prof Katie Groom: researcher and MFM clinician leading in her field
Dr Kirsten Connan