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Obstetrics Gynecology

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Obstetrics Gynecology Definitions

Obstetrics Gynecology
Obstetrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Physicians specializing in this area are called Obstetricians.

Gynecology is a broader field, focusing on the general health care of women and treating conditions that affect the female reproductive organs. Physicians specializing in this area are called Gynecologists.

General OB/GYN
General OB GYN is the branch of medicine that focuses on the general health care of women and treating conditions that affect the female reproductive organs, women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecological Oncology is the specialized field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system.

Gynecology
Gynecology is the branch of medicine specializing in the general health care of women and the female reproductive system.

Obstetrics Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics Maternal Medicine & Fetal Medicine is the branch of obstetrics that focuses on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies. An obstetrician who practices maternal-fetal medicine sometimes is known as a Perinatologist.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Reproductive Endocrinology is the surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that educates physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it relates to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility.