Obstetrician-gynecologists, known as OB-GYNs, specialize in the general medical care of women, as well as care related to pregnancy and the reproductive tract. The OB-GYN is trained in areas dealing with preconceptional health, pregnancy, labor and childbirth, postpartum care, genetics, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis, as well as women’s general health and the care of reproductive organs, breasts and sexual function. OB-GYN specialists also screen for cancer at multiple sites. Gynecology also includes management of hormonal disorders, treatment of infections, and training in surgery to correct or treat pelvic organ and urinary tract problems to include cancer of the reproductive organs.1
Newton Medical Center offers a wealth of OB-GYN services, including the Maternal-Child Unit and Women’s Center with advanced imaging services.
1.American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011-07-28. URL:http://www.abog.org/faq.asp#what. Accessed: 2011-07-28.