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Gynecology, branch of medicine and surgery specializing in disorders of the female reproductive tract; often linked with obstetrics, which specializes in pregnancy and childbirth. Gynecology deals with contraception, abortion, sterilization, infertility, abnormalities of menstruation, and diseases of reproductive organs.

See also: Reproduction.

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