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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being


Obstetrics is the field of study concentrated on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. As a medical specialty, obstetrics is combined with gynaecology under the discipline known as obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), which is a surgical field.

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Organizations relating to Obstetrics

Magee Womancare International / Pittsburgh PA, USA / Est. 1992
European Network of Childbirth Associations / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1993
European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Belfast, UK / Est. 1996
International Confederation of Midwives / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1919
Postpartum Support, International / Santa Barbara CA, USA / Est. 1987
Federación Iberoamericana de Ultrasonografistas en Obstetricia y Ginecologia / Est. 2007
Danubian Congress of Gynecologists and Obstetricians / Bratislava, Slovakia
International Caesarean Awareness Network / Redondo Beach CA, USA / Est. 1982
Lamaze International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1960
Federation of National Societies of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in the Mediterranean Countries / Tunis, Tunisia / Est. 1999
Asian and Oceanian Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists / Seoul, Korea Rep
International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Sheffield, UK / Est. 1972
Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Est. 1957
Convention Concerning the Employment of Women before and After Childbirth / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1919
European Society for Gynaecologic and Obstetric Investigation / Pisa, Italy / Est. 1993
Nordic Federation of Young Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / Oslo, Norway / Est. 2000
East, Central and Southern African College of Nursing / Arusha, Tanzania UR / Est. 1988
International Childbirth Education Association / Raleigh NC, USA / Est. 1960
Federation of Arab Gynecology Obstetric Societies / Amman, Jordan / Est. 1992
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1969
European Midwives Association / Antwerp, Belgium / Est. 1968
European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Munich, Germany / Est. 1988
Nordic Midwives Association / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1950
Latin American Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies / Panama, Panama
Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics / Baltimore MD, USA / Est. 1973

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World Problems relating to Obstetrics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unnecessary gynaecological surgery
Postnatal depression

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