Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Review for Wilderness Providers



By Frank Hubbell, DO

We have written about many different topics in this newsletter, but one of the subjects that we have only once delved into, are the various medical problems associated with the female reproductive system and childbirth.

In this WMND we will remedy that absence of information with a fairly complete review of the female reproductive system, anatomy, physiology, the menstrual cycle, and childbirth. In the next newsletter we will complete that body of knowledge with a review of the sexually transmitted diseases from around the world.

This is an area of medicine that is not unique to the wilderness or extended care environment, but there are many aspects of both leadership skills and providing emergency medical care that deserve special recognition.


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