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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 prevalence

Cancers (adrenal, kidney, arterial, bladder, and urethral cancers)
Urinary Stones
Urinary Infections
Urinary Injuries
Voiding Dysfunction.

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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