Professor John Hutton, of Wellington, ONZM for services to women's health education
Professor John Hutton became a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1974, later becoming Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Wellington School of Medicine. He introduced secondary Obstetrics and Gynaecology services to the Kapiti Coast and spent 12 years in this posting. In the 1980s, he advocated for the continued availability of the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera, rebutting misinformation of possible carcinogenesis. He became Deputy Dean of the Wellington School of Medicine, upgraded the Postgraduate Education requirements for New Zealand Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and developed student services for women’s health. He founded the New Zealand Infertility Society (now FertilityNZ). Since retiring from clinical practice, Professor Hutton has developed an electronic logbook for trainee interns and an electronic learning resource for undergraduates.