Reproductive System Clinical Trials
Obstetrics and gynecology are important areas of study that focus on a woman’s reproductive health and that of her unborn child during pregnancy. Obstetrics and gynecology deal with intimate, personal and sometimes even difficult to talk about issues such as contraception, menses disorders, and Vaginitis.
Obstetricians and gynecologists’ clinical trials look for better ways to diagnose and treat these disorders through the study of medication, hormone therapies and surgeries. There are ongoing obstetrics and gynecology clinical trials that you can participate in. Women diagnosed with disorders of their reproductive system or perhaps having trouble conceiving may qualify to participate in an obstetrics and gynecology clinical trial.
What is Obstetrics / Gynecology?
Gynecology is the study and treatment of the female reproductive system including the uterus, vagina and ovaries. Gynecological exams are different than most physical exams in that they are very intimate. The gynecologist uses a speculum or ultrasound to examine the woman’s uterus. Male gynecologists will often have a female assistant in the exam room with them. Gynecology deals with issues like contraception, menses disorders, fertility, cancer, Vaginitis, fertility, and infection.
Obstetrics is a surgical specialty for women and children during pregnancy. Almost all obstetricians are also gynecologists. Obstetricians handle prenatal care and monitoring through regular exams and tests throughout pregnancy. Common therapies used by both include drugs, hormone therapies and surgeries. These doctors may perform procedures such as hysterectomies and tubal ligation. They also perform laparoscopies to explore and diagnose disorders in the reproductive system.