Gynaecology or gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts. Outside medicine, the term means “the science of women”. Its counterpart is andrology, which deals with medical issues specific to the male reproductive system.
Examples of conditions dealt with by a gynaecologist are:
- Incontinence of urine
- Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)
- Prolapse of pelvic organs
- Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods
- Premenstrual Syndrome