What is an OB-GYN? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889
An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health.
People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology:
- obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies
- gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and chronic pain
In this article, we look at what an OB-GYN is, what procedures they can carry out, their qualifications, and when someone should see them. We also discuss how a person can become an OB-GYN.