The technical name for the field
of Urology is Genitourinary (GU). The Urologist has traditionally
provided health care for both the genital and urinary systems
of males and the urinary system in females, with the Gynecologist
caring for the genital system in females. Recently, the Urologist
and Gynaecologist have expanded their roles in the field of Urogynecology
Women experience some of the same
urologic diseases as do men, albeit with different incidence and
Cancers (adrenal, kidney, arterial, bladder, and urethral cancers)
However, with the exception of
Voiding Dysfunction, the evaluation and management of the above
diseases are similar for both men and women. Voiding Dysfunction
and Urogynaecology are major areas of Female Urology.
As a result of clinical and technological
advances of the last 20 years, we are more knowledgeable and better
equipped to diagnose and treat disorders of the lower urinary
tract in females. This new subspecialty of female urology will
continue to expand and reach new horizons in the 21st Century.
A new area of research in female urology is sexual dysfunction.
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