Dr. Sharon Walker-Watkins IU Health looks at Women’s Health and talks about the role of a gynecologist, changes in screening practices and advancements in treating menstrual problems.
Each stage in a woman’s life brings with it specific issues, including decisions about routine care, birth control, fertility, pregnancy, and cancer. A gynecologist plays a very important role in guiding and mentoring women on these issues.
Gynecologists help to identify and diagnose diseases and health problems with the female reproductive system throughout a woman’s life Including:
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Reproductive surgery
- Care for pregnant women before and after labor
- Care for newborns and recommend diets or medicines to treat reproductive-specific problems.
- Educate patients about the reproductive system and how to improve reproductive health.
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