OB/GYN : Reprioritizing Your Health

Do you visit OB/GYN ? OB/GYN is acronym of obstetrician (OB) and gynecologist (GYN).OB/GYN are the two surgical medical specialities dealing with the female reproductive organs in their pregnant and non-pregnant state.


Regular visits to the OB/GYN are critical to a woman’s health. The OB/GYN is often the only doctor a woman sees on an annual basis and they play a vital role in detecting various cancers, sexually transmitted diseases and other common disorders in women such as thyroid disorder, pre-diabetic conditions, high blood pressure and others.

Despite the importance of the OB/GYN in preventative women’s health, busy lifestyles and tougher financial situations facing many families lately have caused some women to skip their regular OB/GYN visits. Below are some of the main excuses women give in missing the OB/GYN visit, and some advice provided by Women’s Health Associates on how to overcome these obstacles:

It is uncomfortable. Most OB/GYNs, including those at WHA, make great efforts to put the patient more at ease. Nurses, doctors and other staff strive to make sure the woman is comfortable before she even changes into the hospital gown.

If women are still uncomfortable despite those efforts, it is advised to weigh those feelings against the benefits of regular exams. With routine exams women can essentially prevent cervical cancer. Regular visits and screens can also lead to early detection of both breast and ovarian cancer, two of the most deadly cancers in women. Early detection is the best method for fighting those cancers.

Financial reasons. Given the recent economic downturn, a medical co-pay is harder to squeeze into the budget for some women. In other cases, a woman may have lost health care entirely. Despite those issues, many women can still receive annual exams.

The recent health care reform bill is focused on providing annual preventive care to individuals at no cost. With the new bill, insurance companies are required to provide you with an annual preventative care exam with no co-pay.

There is nothing currently wrong. Some women mistakenly wait until something is wrong to go see the OB/GYN. Women are encouraged to remember that one of the main roles of the OB/GYN is not to treat problems, but prevent them. For example, the majority of cervical cancer cases occur in women who have not visited a gynecologist in the last seven years.

No time. Women are busier these days, and some women state they do not have time to recover from medical procedures. While these procedures can be life-saving, it should also be noted that WHA and other OB/GYNs are implementing a number of minimally invasive procedures and surgeries that reduce pain and decrease the amount of time needed to heal, ensuring you get back on your feet and resume normal activity more quickly.

Related Book about OB/GYN
Comprehensive Handbook Obstetrics and Gynecology:

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