A doctor who focuses on women’s reproductive health and the systems involved is known as a gynecologist, or an OB/GYN. Scheduling a gynecological exam means you’re taking responsibility for your body in new ways. Women seek obstetrical and gynecological health care at many different stages of their lives for many different reasons, and look forRead More
Obstetrics Vs. Gynecology
Medical terms can be closely related and sound the same, but they are not always. If you have always thought Gynecology and Obstetrics were the same specialties, you’re not alone. Gynecology and obstetrics are closely related specialties in the OB/GYN field. Many people use the terms interchangeably or refer to their doctor as their OB/GYN,Read More
What are the Different Types of IUD?
An IUD (or intrauterine device) is a small T-shaped plastic device which is inserted into the uterus as a form of birth control. The devices are both widely used and highly effective, boasting an over 99% success rate. The contraceptive works by releasing either hormones or spermicides into the uterus, thereby preventing the fertilization ofRead More
How Often Should I get Tested for HPV?
HPV, or human papillomavirus, is actually a group of over 150 viruses (divided into types and assigned a designating number) that are related to papillomas (warts). Some types of the HPV virus can cause warts, others are connected to certain forms of cancer. Both males and females can get cancers of the mouth and orRead More
Why and When You Should Visit Your Gynecologist?
Many women feel nervous or uncertain before a visit to their gynecologist. To some, it means accepting that your body has changed and that you’ve taken the step from girlhood into womanhood. There are even some women who avoid the visit well into adulthood, for many different personal reasons. Going to see a gynecologist, aRead More
What is Urogynecology?
Women seek obstetrical and gynecological health care at many different stages of their lives for many different reasons, and look for a combination of both highly skilled and compassionate health care qualities in providers and their settings. Women who experience leakage from their bladders or have the “got to go” feeling (urgency) at inconvenient timesRead More
Upstate Medical University OB/GYN Associates launches new website with a blog!
University OB/GYN Associates, women’s health specialists in Syracuse, New York, has launched a brand new website for patients. The group is affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. The new website includes many ways for patients to interact with the group, such as a secure patient portal, online appointment requests, and an award-winning women’s health library.Read More