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What is the difference between a gynecologist, obstetrician, and an ob-gyn?

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A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women's reproductive health. Obstetricians care for women during their pregnancy and just after the baby is born. They also deliver babies. An ob-gyn is trained to do all of these things.

From: What to Expect From an Ob-Gyn Visit WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Kids Health web site: "Your Daughter’s First Gynecological Exam." News release, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

SOURCES: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Kids Health web site: "Your Daughter’s First Gynecological Exam." News release, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

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