OB/GYN (Obstetrician Gynecologist)

Definition - What does OB/GYN (Obstetrician Gynecologist) mean?

OB/GYN is the abbreviation for obstetrics and gynecology, the name of the profession of doctors who focus on the care of the female reproductive system and the management of pregnancy.

FertilitySmarts explains OB/GYN (Obstetrician Gynecologist)

OB/GYNs can generally provide information on fertility and conception, but are likely to refer to a fertility specialist (such as a reproductive endocrinologist) if a patient has a diagnosed condition know to cause infertility, have tried to conceive unsuccessfully for 12 months, or are 35 years or older. A fertility specialist is an OB/GYN with additional training in fertility issues.

OB/GYNs may choose to specialize in the following areas:

  • Pregnancy and delivery
  • Health during pregnancy
  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Infertility
  • Cancer
  • Endocrinology
  • Infertility
  • Operative gynecology
  • Preventative health
  • Urinary tract disorders

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