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Catherine Hamlin

Elinor Catherine Hamlin, AC, MBBS, FRCS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, is an Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist who, with her husband, New Zealander Dr. Reginald Hamlin, co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the world's only medical centre dedicated exclusively to providing free obstetric fistula repair surgery to poor women suffering from childbirth injuries. They also co-founded an associated non-profit organisation, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.


Patrick Steptoe

Patrick Christopher Steptoe CBE FRS was a British obstetrician and gynaecologist and a pioneer of fertility treatment. Steptoe was responsible with biologist and physiologist Robert Edwards for developing in vitro fertilization. Louise Joy Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born on 25 July 1978. Edwards was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the development of in vitro fertilization, however because the Nobel Prize is not awarded posthumously, Steptoe was not eligible for consideration.


Jack Suchet

Jack Suchet was a South African-born English consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, who carried out research on the use of penicillin in the treatment of venereal disease with Sir Alexander Fleming in London. He was the father of newsreader John Suchet and actor David Suchet.


Alan Farthing

Alan John Farthing, FRCOG, is an English obstetrician and gynaecologist and Surgeon-Gynaecologist to Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Household.


Isaac Baker Brown

Isaac Baker Brown was a prominent 19th-century English gynaecologist and obstetrical surgeon. He was a specialist in the diseases of women and advocated certain surgical procedures, including clitoridectomies, as cures for epilepsy and hysteria. His career ended when he was accused of performing these procedures without consent of the patients. He was subsequently expelled from the Obstetrical Society of London.


Bhola Rijal

Bhola Rijal is a consultant Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and litterateur of Nepal. He has expertise in In-vitro fertilization which helps against fertilization. Dr. Bhola Prasad Rijal is a preeminent Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician in Nepal. Born in Dharan, the eastern hub of the country, in July 1948, Dr. Rijal has pioneered In-vitro fertilization in Nepal a major treatment for infertility, thereby providing joy and hope for many couples. He is also the initiator for legalizing abortion in Nepal. Alongside his medical profession, Dr Rijal’s patriotism is reflected in his literatures and outstanding song writing ability, which has made him a renowned lyricists and singer in Nepal. He also participated in Melancholy, a song by 365 Nepali renowned singers and musicians. This song was recored in a single day on 19th May 2016 at Radio Nepal Studio, Kathmandu on Nipesh DHAKA's lyrics, Music and direction.


Wendy Savage

Professor Wendy Diane Savage is a British gynaecologist, and advocate and campaigner of women's rights in childbirth and fertility.


Vithal Nagesh Shirodkar

V. N. Shirodkar or Vithal Nagesh Shirodkar was a reputed Indian obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Art, Technology and industry, Wars and warfare, Health

Alexander Skene

Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene was a British gynaecologist from Scotland who described what became known as Skene's glands.

Politics, Health

Marleen Temmerman

Marleen Temmerman is a Belgian gynaecologist, professor and former Senator, currently heading the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya.


Margaret Fairlie

Margaret Fairlie FRCOG FRCSE (1891–1963) was a Scottish academic and gynaecologist. Fairlie spent most of her career working at Dundee Royal Infirmary and teaching at the medical school at University College, Dundee. In 1940 she became the first woman to hold a professorial chair in Scotland.

Art, Health

Yvonne Thornton

Yvonne S. Thornton is an American obstetrician-gynecologist, musician and author, best known for her memoir, The Ditchdigger's Daughters.


William Blair-Bell

William Blair-Bell was a British medical doctor and gynaecologist who was most notable as the founder of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1929. Blair-Bell was considered the greatest gynaecologist of the 20th century, raising it from what was then a branch of general surgery into a separate medical specialism. He was subject of a biography by Sir John H. Peel.

Society, Politics, Health

Rachel Adato

Dr Rachel Adato-Levy is an Israeli gynaecologist, lawyer and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Kadima and Hatnuah between 2009 and 2013.

Sports, Health

Karl Mullen

Dr Karl Daniel Mullen was an Irish rugby union player and consultant gynaecologist who captained the Irish rugby team and captained the British Lions on their 1950 tour to Australia and New Zealand.