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A vocabulary guide for men | Best Women’s health Doctors

A vocabulary guide for men | Best Women’s health Doctors

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Family planning
Supporting a friend or family member
Understanding the news
Zika Virus
Advances in surgery

Family planning
Supporting a friend or family member
Understanding the news
Zika Virus
Advances in surgery

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A vocabulary guide for men | Best Women’s health Doctors

  1. 1. WOMEN’S HEALTH AVocabulary Guide For Men
  2. 2. Why do MEN need to know about WOMEN’S health? • Family planning • Supporting a friend or family member • Understanding the news • ZikaVirus • Advances in surgery
  3. 3. Women’s HealthTerms Gynecology • The study of the female reproductive systems and any related injuries, illnesses or diseases Gynecologist • A physician that specializes in women’s health • Particularly in the diseases of the female genital tract, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, vagina, and vulva
  4. 4. Women’s HealthTerms Obstetrics • The study of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period which involves the care of women during and after pregnancy OB-GYN • An abbreviation used to describe a medical specialty that focuses on obstetrics and gynecology
  5. 5. Women’s HealthTerms Hysterectomy • A surgery to remove a woman’s uterus, or womb • The doctor may also remove the fallopian tubes and ovaries Breast Cancer • An uncontrolled growth in the breasts cells that develops into a malignant tumor • This disease mostly occurs in women, but has a 1-6% chance of occurring in men
  6. 6. Women’s HealthTerms Menopause • The period in a woman’s life in which there is a permanent cessation of menstruation • Usually develops between ages 40 through 50 • May occur earlier if a woman has a hysterectomy. Such cases are referred to as “surgical menopause” Cystocele • A prolapsed or dropped bladder and occurs when the wall between a woman’s bladder and her vagina is torn during childbirth • Also known as, anterior prolapse
  7. 7. Institute for Women’s Health If you or your loved ones need help with a women’s health concern, please reach out to the Institute forWomen’s Health in San Antonio,Texas.

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