La Ginecología se encarga de atender los problemas o patologías del sistema reproductivo de la mujer, es decir, los relacionados con los ovarios, el útero y la vagina. Además, tratan aquellas condiciones y trastornos que pueden manifestar las mujeres como el ciclo de la menstruación irregular, ovarios poliquísticos o inflexión de las paredes del útero.
What is an obstetrician/gynaecologist?
An obstetrician/gynaecologist is a medical specialist who deals with the health of women. Obstetrics is the speciality that treats women through pregnancy and childbirth, while gynaecology is the care of women specific to the disorders and problems unique to the female reproductive organs. In the UK, most consultants within the specialty work in both obstetrics and gynaecology, otherwise known as OBGYN. You might also hear people refer to an obstetrician/gynaecologist as a pregnancy doctor.
Which subspecialties are included under obstetrics and gynaecology?
To become an OBGYN you must complete basic medical training followed by seven years of specialty training. At the end of the program you will receive a Certificate of Completion of Training and you’ll be eligible for entry onto the specialist register.
What does an obstetrician/gynaecologist treat?
An obstetrician/gynaecologist can treat a range of conditions affecting the female reproductive system, including:
For many of the problems listed above, you can be referred to an OBGYN by your GP, or you can book an appointment with an OBGYN online. However, if you are experiencing problems with conceiving, there are a number of fertility clinics around the UK that you can also make an appointment with directly. These are staffed by fertility specialists – OBGYN doctors who have undergone subspecialist training in reproductive medicine. Support can include counselling and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.