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Gynaecology or gynecology (see spelling differences) is the area of medicine that involves the treatment of women's diseases, especially those of the reproductive organs. It is often paired with the field of obstetrics, forming the combined area of obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN).

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A dilating vaginal speculum, a tool for examining the vagina, in a model of the female reproductive system
SystemFemale reproductive system
SubdivisionsOncology, Maternal medicine, Maternal-fetal medicine
Significant diseasesGynaecological cancers, infertility, dysmenorrhea
Significant testsLaparoscopy

The term comes from Greek and means "the science of women".[1][2] Its counterpart is andrology, which deals with medical issues specific to the male reproductive system.[3]