comprises the care of pregnant women, unborn children and the
management of diseases specific to women. In many areas, the
specialties of gynaecology and obstetrics overlap, but gynaecology is
concerned with the female genital tract and its disorders.
Care is provided in a variety of settings including primary care. Much gynaecological surgery takes place in day surgery units.
Most consultants are generalists but there is
increasing sub-specialisation. Sub-specialties include materno-fetal
medicine, gynaecologic oncology, gynaecological urology, reproductive
medicine and community gynaecology.
Resources relating to gynaecology are listed below.