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  • Miscarriage- spontaneous abortionLaparoscopy- Under anesthesia, abdomen distended with carbon dioxide gas to make organs easier to see,- tube with a light on it is inserted through tiny incision,- can remove tissue with laparoscope

  • Breast DisordersMastectomy- surgical removal of the breastMammogram- breast x-ray to detect tumors, recommended annually for women over 40.

  • Endometrial tissue found outside the uterusAbnormal patches of the uterine lining Results in internal bleeding, inflammation of surrounding areas and formation of scar tissue, dysmenorrhea, infertility, heavy or irregular bleedingCause: Unknown


  • Cervical CancerTest to detect cancer of the cervix is called Papanicolaou (pap) smearShould be done annuallyRX- early detection, hysterectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation

  • Bacterial infection caused by a staphylococcus organismSym- fever, rash and hypotensionCause use of tamponsTX-antibioticsToxic Shock Syndrome

  • Genital HerpesA viral infection STDBurning sensation with small blisters on genitaliaSym- disappear after 2 weeks but will continue to reappear throughout the lifetime of the individual.Females may need a C-section to prevent infection of newborn during childbirth.

  • ContraceptionMethods of preventing pregnancy and in some instances, some degree of protection against STDs. Understanding required for practice as a health care worker.SterilizationMale- VasectomyFemale-Tubal ligation


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