Auckland Regional Charity Hospital (ARCH)
What is Gynaecology?
Gynaecology is the area of medicine that deals with health issues and conditions that are specific to women's reproductive organs and genitalia, excluding breast disease. The reproductive organs consist of: the ovaries that release an egg every month, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries to the uterus (womb) which is where a baby will grow if the egg is fertilised during sexual intercourse, the cervix (opening of the uterus), the vagina and vulva.
ARCH Main Gynaecological Surgery Services Include:
- Tubal ligations
Urinary incontinence or a loss of bladder control is the involuntary passage of urine. There are many causes and types of incontinence, and many treatment options. Treatments range from simple exercises to surgery. Women are affected by urinary incontinence more often than men.