Obstetric Services for Indigenous Women in the Community

Dr Sue Jacobs is an obstetrician and gynaecologist working at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service. In this video she talks about the challenges facing Aboriginal women and the need to factor them into care. Dr Jacobs also provides advice on flexibility of care and some guidance for clinicians and OB/GYN specialists relating to interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Lastly, she talks about improvements in indigenous women’s health and reinforces the message about quitting smoking.

Recorded on Saturday, 2 May at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Indigenous Women’s Health Meeting at the Adelaide Convention Centre 2014.