Female reproductive system
The female reproductive system involves organs such as the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina, as well as hormones.
What does a gynaecologist do?
A gynaecologist is a doctor specialising in women's reproductive systems. Fiind out what conditions gynaecologists treat, how they are trained and the costs of appointments with gynaecologists.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
Although it can affect any woman, vaginal dryness is most common in women who have experienced menopause.
Bartholin’s cysts can develop if the ducts of the Bartholin's glands, found inside the vagina, become blocked. Learn about the causes and treatment.
Salpingectomy is the removal of one or both of a woman's fallopian tubes, usually to treat cancer, endometriosis or ectopic pregnancy.
A uterine fibroid is a non-cancerous tumour that grows in and around the uterus. Find out more about fibroids in the uterus, including the symptoms and treatment options.
What is an oncologist?
An oncologist investigates, diagnoses and treats people with cancer or suspected cancer. There are 3 main types: surgical, medical and radiation oncologists.
A laproscopic ophorectomy is an operation to remove one of or both your ovaries, most commonly because of an ovarian cyst.
Radio-frequency endometrial ablation
A radio-frequency endometrial ablation is an operation that uses radio-frequency energy to remove the lining of your uterus (womb). Usually this is done to reduce or stop periods.