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Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe (Germany)

  • Generic name of profession

    Doctor of Medicine
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist medical training (Article 25 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe
    Generic category in Annex V: Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Weiterbildungsordnungen der Landesärztekammern

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Fachärzte und -ärztinnen für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe sind in der Prävention, der Diagnose und der Behandlung geschlechtsspezifischer Gesundheitsstörungen der Frau tätig. Außerdem betreuen und überwachen sie Schwangerschaften, Geburten und Wochenbettverläufe.


    Medical specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology are concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gender-specific health problems which occur in women. They also support and monitor pregnancies, births and confinement.

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