Dr L. Govender

Dr L. Govender


Dr L. Govender (MBChB, FCOG,MMED)


 035 907 7139



Research Interest

 Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Campus / hospital

Queen Nandi Hospital


HCU, Honorary Clinical lecturer, Specialist

 Biosketch HOD / Chief Specialist in O&G in Region 4, KZN

Honorary lecturer at UKZN

Board member – CHS, UKZN

Council member  – COG CMSA

Council member – SASUOG

Member – KZN Genetics

 List of Publications
  1. Govender, L., Popis, M., Moodley, J. 1996. Laparoscopic tubal sterilization under local anaesthaesia in patients with cardiac disease. Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy Forum 6: 29-35.


  1. Govender, L., Hoosen, A.A., Moodley, J., Moodley, P., Sturm, A.W. 1996. Bacterial vaginosis and associated infections in pregnancy.

International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 55:23-28.


  1. Jolly, M., Taylor, M., Rose, G., Govender, L., Fisk, N.M. 2001. Interstitial laser: a new surgical technique for twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence in early pregnancy. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 108: 1098-1102.


  1. Taylor, M.J., Govender, L., Jolly, M., Wee, L., Fisk, M.N. 2002 Validation of the Quintero staging system for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Obstetrics and Gynecology 100: 1257-1265.


  1. Govender, L. The role of ultrasonography in Gynaecology. In: Van der Spuy Z, Anthony J, eds. Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Southern Africa: Oxford. 2002.


  1. Govender, L., Moodley, J. 2005. Prevention and management of RhD alloimmunisation in pregnancy.  Obstetrics and Gynaecology forum 15: 27-30.


  1. Govender, L., Panday, S., Moodley, J. 2006. Prenatal diagnosis of congenital hepatic haemangioma. Journal of Obstetrics and  Gynaecology 26: 69-70.


  1. Govender, L., Moodley, J. 2006. Soft- tissue tumour of the fetal thigh. South African Medical Journal 96: 187-188.


  1. Govender, L. 2008.  Intraamniotic bandlike structures. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum. 18: 81-85.


  1. Moodley, J, Govender, L. 2010. Spontaneous complete chorioamniotic separation: a case report. Obstetrics and Gynaecology forum 20: 107-108.


  1. Govender L. Respiratory disease in pregnancy. In: Cronje HS, Cilliers F, eds. Obstetrics in Southern Africa. Van Schaik Publishers. 2010.


  1. Blakeney, J., Govender, L., Kambaran, S.R. 2011. Birth asphyxia and perinatal outcome in a low resourced setting in northern KZN. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 21:22-23.


  1. Govender L, Moodley J. 2013. Late termination of pregnancy by intracardiac potassium chloride injection: 5 years’ experience at a tertiary referral centre. South African Medical Journal 103: 47-51.


  1. Ndjapa-Ndamkou, C., Govender, L., Moodley, J. 2013. Views and attitudes of pregnant women regarding late termination of pregnancy for severe fetal abnormalities at a tertiary hospital in KZN. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 19: 49-52.


  1. Makhanya, V., Govender, L., Moodley, J. 2015. Utility of the Robson Ten Group Classification System to determine appropriateness of caesarean section at a rural regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. South African Medical Journal 105: 292-295. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9405.


  1. Govender, L., Ndjapa-Ndamkou, C., Aldous, C., Moodley, J. 2015. A pilot study of women’s experiences after being offered late termination of pregnancy for severe fetal anomaly. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 18: S71-S76. doi: 10.4103/1119-3077.170825.


  1. Moodley, J., Makhanya, V., Govender, L. 2016. Eclampsia: Still a major problem in rural KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 22: 13-17. DOI:10.7196/sajog.1034