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Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)

 
 

Obstetrician / gynecologists -- OB/GYNs -- are doctors who specialize in the care of the female reproductive system. This may include:

Some women choose an OB/GYN as their primary care provider.

Nurse practitioners also can specialize in health care for women.


 

 

 

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Source: American Board of Medical Specialties; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 12/14/2013

Reviewed by: Lisa Saul, MD, interim president, Allina Health Mother Baby Clinical Service Line