Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Obstetrics and Gynecology.

We are the national professional and training body for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland, working to ensure the highest standards in women’s health

We are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Established in 1968, we are one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. We have close to 200 Members, who are experienced Consultant Obstetricians/Gynaecologists and leading experts in their field.

What is Obstetrics and Gynaecology?

Obstetrics and Gynaecology is concerned with women’s health – before, during and after the reproductive years.

Obstetrics focuses on childbirth, providing prenatal care and pregnancy support along with postpartum care. Gynaecology focuses on the health of the female reproductive system, including the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases.  

Our doctors provide medical and surgical care to women and have specialist expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, fertility, family planning and disorders of the female reproductive system.

Combined training in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology is crucial because of the overlap between these specialties.

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