Gynecology (OBGYN)

Reproductive health for women


By Kai Wade, Director of Communications & Social MediaLast modified: October 17, 2011




Gynecology (OBGYN)

Have you ever been to an obstetrician/gynecologist or OBGYN for a Pap Smear?  When should women seek pelvic exams?

Parents should seek an initial consultation with an OB/GYN for their teenage daughters between the ages of 13 to 15. This first consultation typically does not involve a pelvic exam and is beneficial in establishing a relationship with the doctor of your choice to discuss their medical and sexual history, whether sexual active or not. This is a respectable time to for your child to ask questions about sexually transmitted diseases and contraceptives.

All women should visit an OBGYN annually beginning at age 21 and every other year from the ages of 30 to 65, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Pregnancy is a very natural wonder in which a woman delicately carries her child in her womb. Pregnancy and Gynecology are interrelated and are crucial parts of a women’s health care. Pregnancy or any issues linked to the reproductive system should always involve gynecologist visits.


Pre-Pregnancy

Starting from puberty it is important that women monitor their reproductive health and begin having regular check-ups with a gynecologist. As women develop they need to have regular PAP smears, cervical cancer screening and other preventative tests. A gynecologist who is familiar with you can make the process easier and more comfortable.

Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes and you may not be familiar with the variances of a normal change and abnormality that requires treatment.

An obstetrician will monitor the development of you and your baby, ensuring your pregnancy and recovery afterward is healthy and stress-free.

Post Pregnancy

As women age their reproductive systems begin to gradually slow down and prepare for menopause. These changes to the body can cause unwanted and unpleasant side effects that may need medical treatment. Gynecologists can advise women of the symptoms of menopause and give sound advice on treatments to make the natural process easier.

As women age their reproductive systems begin to gradually slow down and prepare for menopause. These changes to the body can cause unwanted and unpleasant side effects that may need medical treatment. Gynecologists can advise women of the symptoms of menopause and give sound advice on treatments to make the natural process easier.

Looking after reproductive health is vital for all women starting from puberty. A gynecologist you are comfortable with can help you understand the changes your body goes through without any embarrassment or worry.









Women's Health


Health care today delivers the most widespread services available in the essential area of women's health. Modern remedial advances have transformed women's health care to center stage.


Pre-Pregnancy


The aim of a pre-pregnancy evaluation is to increase the health of women before conception, ultimately refining pregnancy outcomes. Pre-pregnancy counseling helps educate women so they can be emotionally and physically prepared for pregnancy. It also addresses a woman's fertility prominence.


Pregnancy


Pregnancy… one word that endlessly changes your life. If you are pregnant or still discerning conception, this is a time of excitement, joy, and possibly anxiety.


Post Pregnancy


Approximately 70-80% of all expectant mothers are challenged by an assortment of negative feelings or mood swings after the birth of their child.


Gynecological Exam


It is very normal for a woman to feel nervous before a Gynecological Exam, but the procedure is really very simple and important to her preventative health. A Gynecological Exam allows a doctor to check for cancers and other diseases of the vagina, cervix, uterus, and ovaries.


Gynecological Disorders And Conditions


Gynecological disorders and conditions involve health issues that affect the organs in a woman’s abdomen and pelvis. The most common system affected by gynecological disorders and conditions is the female reproductive system.


Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)


Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases or infections that are spread from person to person during a sexual activity. STDs are caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites. Symptoms vary and are conditional on the type of infection. In the last few years, doctors have been using the term, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) instead of STDs.


Cosmetic Gynecology


Cosmetic gynecology is a relatively new specialty in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), as well as plastic surgery. These types of surgeries are designed to restore the function and improve the appearance of the female genitals.


Female Infertility


According to experts, infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after a year of unprotected sexual intercourse. According to Resolve, infertility affects about one in six couples around the world. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine reports that about one third of the time, female infertility is the cause of couples’ conception problems.




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