What is gynaecology?

Gynaecology is the medical field that studies and treats the various pathologies of the female reproductive system and female hormonal disorders: menstruation, menopause, contraception, diseases of the breast, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc. Gynaecology also includes obstetrics, the speciality of the obstetric gynaecologist being dedicated to monitoring pregnancy and childbirth.