Obstetrics and gynecology

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Obstetrics and Gynecology is a branch of medicine that concentrates on the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs. It also deals with other women’s health concerns like menopause, hormone problems, birth control, and infertility. Also known as ob/gyn.

Obstetrics[edit | edit source]

Obstetrics is the surgical branch that focuses on the care of a woman and her child during pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (the time shortly after birth). Obstetrics involves regular health checkups, management of high-risk pregnancies, prenatal testing, and assisting with the childbirth process. This specialization ensures that both mother and child receive optimum care during the gestation period and immediately after.

Gynecology[edit | edit source]

Gynecology, often paired with obstetrics, deals with the health of the female reproductive system, covering the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the uterus, vagina, ovaries, and breasts. This also encompasses issues like menstrual problems, contraception, sexuality, menopause, and infertility treatments.

Topics in Gynecology and Obstetrics[edit | edit source]

A comprehensive understanding of Obstetrics and Gynecology involves various sub-topics and conditions:

Pregnancy-Related[edit | edit source]

Reproductive Health[edit | edit source]

Conditions and Disorders[edit | edit source]

Diagnostic Procedures[edit | edit source]

List of Obstetricians and gynecologists (USA)[edit | edit source]

Gynecology Glossary[edit | edit source]

A list of terms with brief descriptions for quick reference, detailing common phrases and terms used within Gynecology. See Gynecology Glossary

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