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Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe (Austria)

  • 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:

    Ärztegesetz 1998, BGBl. I Nr. 169/1998

    ÄAO 2015, BGBl. II Nr. 147/2015

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    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):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Prävention, Diagnostik, konservative und operative Behandlung von Funktionsstörungen der Organe des weiblichen Beckens und Beckenbodens, der weiblichen Brust sowie von krankhaften Zuständen und Komplikationen in der Schwangerschaft, Vorbereitung, Leitung und Nachbehandlung normaler und pathologischer Geburten einschließlich der Vornahme geburtshilflicher Operationen, Prävention unerwünschter Schwangerschaften, Infertilitätsbehandlung sowie Maßnahmen im Rahmen der medizinisch unterstützten Fortpflanzung bei Frauen


    Prevention, diagnosis, conservative and surgical treatment of dysfunctions of the organs of the female pelvis and pelvic floor, female breast as well as pathological conditions and complications during pregnancy, preparation, management and follow-up of normal and pathological births, including the performance of obstetric surgery, prevention of unwanted pregnancies, infertility treatment as well as measures within the framework of medically assisted reproduction for women

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