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Women's health: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Women's health refers to the branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman's physical and emotional well-being.

Women's health includes a wide range of specialties and focus areas, such as:

  • Birth control, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and gynecology
  • Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other female cancers
  • Mammography
  • Menopause and hormone therapy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Sexual health
  • Women and heart disease
  • Benign conditions affecting the function of the female reproductive organs


Preventative care for women includes the following services:

  • Regular gynecological checkups, including a pelvic exam and breast exam
  • Pap smear and HPV testing
  • Bone density testing
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Discussions about colon cancer screening
  • Age-appropriate immunizations
  • Healthy lifestyle risk assessment
  • Hormonal testing for menopause
  • Immunizations
  • Screening for STIs

Breast self-exam instruction may also be included.


Breast care services include the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, which may involve:

  • Breast biopsy
  • Breast MRI scan
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Genetic testing and counseling for women with a family or personal history of breast cancer
  • Hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy
  • Mammography
  • Mastectomy and breast reconstruction

The breast care services team may also diagnose and treat noncancerous conditions of the breast, including:

  • Benign breast lumps
  • Lymphedema, a condition in which excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling


Your sexual health is an important part of your overall well-being. Women's sexual health services may include:

  • Birth control (contraceptives)
  • Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually-transmitted infections
  • Therapies to help with problems with sexual function


Gynecology and reproductive health services may include the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions and diseases, including:

  • Abnormal Pap smears
  • Presence of high-risk HPV
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy menstrual cycles
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Other vaginal infections
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine and vaginal prolapse
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Various conditions affecting the vulva and vagina
  • Menopause
  • Urinary tract infections


Regular prenatal care is an important part of every pregnancy. Pregnancy and childbirth services include:

  • Planning and preparing for pregnancy, including information about proper diet, prenatal vitamins, and review of pre-existing medical conditions and medicines used
  • Prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care
  • High-risk pregnancy care (maternal-fetal medicine)
  • Breastfeeding and nursing


Infertility specialists are an important part of the women's health services team. Infertility services may include:

  • Testing to determine the cause of infertility (a cause may not always be found)
  • Blood and imaging tests to monitor ovulation
  • Infertility treatments
  • Counseling for couples who are dealing with infertility or loss of a baby

Types of infertility treatments that may be offered include:

  • Medicines to stimulate ovulation
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) -- Injection of a single sperm directly into an egg
  • Embryo cryopreservation: Freezing embryos for use at a later date
  • Egg donation
  • Sperm banking


The women's health services team can also help diagnose and treat bladder-related conditions. Bladder-related conditions that may affect women can include:

  • Bladder emptying disorders
  • Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Prolapse of the bladder

If you have a bladder condition, your women's health specialist may recommend that you do Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor.


  • Cosmetic surgery and skin care, including skin cancer
  • Diet and nutrition services
  • Psychological care and counseling for women dealing with abuse or sexual assault
  • Sleep disorders services
  • Smoking cessation


Members of the women's health services team perform a variety of different treatments and procedures. Among the most common are:

  • Cesarean section (C-section)
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • D&C
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Mastectomy and breast reconstruction
  • Pelvic laparoscopy
  • Procedures to treat precancerous changes of the cervix (LEEP, Cone biopsy)
  • Procedures to treat urinary incontinence
  • Tubal ligation and reversal of tubal sterilization
  • Uterine artery embolization


The women's health services team includes doctors and health care providers from different specialties. The team may include:

  • Obstetrician/gynecologist (ob/gyn) -- A doctor who has received extra training in the treatment of pregnancy, reproductive organ problems, and other women's health issues.
  • General surgeons specializing in breast care.
  • Perinatologist -- An ob/gyn who has received further training and specializes in the care of high-risk pregnancies.
  • Radiologist -- Doctors who received extra training and interpretation of different imaging as well as performing different procedures using imaging technology to treat disorders such as uterine fibroids.
  • Physician assistant (PA).
  • Primary care doctor.
  • Nurse practitioner (NP).
  • Nurse midwives.

This list may not be all-inclusive.

Freund KM. Approach to women's health. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 224.

Huppe AI, Teal CB, Brem RF. A surgeon's practical guide to breast imaging. In: Cameron AM, Cameron JL, eds. Current Surgical Therapy. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:712-718.

Lobo RA. Infertility: etiology, diagnostic evaluation, management, prognosis. In: Gershenson DM, Lentz GM, Valea FA, Lobo RA, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2022:chap 40.

Mendiratta V, Lentz GM. History, physical examination, and preventive health care. In: Gershenson DM, Lentz GM, Valea FA, Lobo RA, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2022:chap 7.

Updated by: John D. Jacobson, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

Everything You Need to Know

Women’s Health Information: Everything You Need to Know

Medically reviewed by Holly Ernst, PA-C — By The Healthline Editorial Team on February 4, 2020

Women’s health

Healthy habits are the best way to avoid disease, prolong your life, and live more happily. But in the chaos of a woman’s daily life, healthy living may take back seat to chores, work, busy schedules, and more. Take these simple steps toward a longer, healthier life.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease and keep your ticker strong. It’s also beneficial for your mental and bone health.

Aim for 30 minutes of movement at least four days per week. Aerobic, or cardio, exercise is best. This includes:

  • walking
  • jogging
  • dancing
  • swimming

Mix routines up and keep your exercise plans exciting by trying different activities. Invite a friend to join you for accountability and encouragement.

Cardio alone isn’t enough for optimal health and fitness. You should combine it with some type of strength training. Strength training builds muscle, boosts metabolism, and helps you maintain stronger bones. This is especially important in postmenopausal women.

Start today with these toning workouts for women.

A nourishing diet is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Beyond weight loss and maintenance, eating a balanced diet is crucial to a woman’s overall health. Good foods provide vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are important for growth, well-being, and development.

Eating a balanced diet starts with avoiding unhealthy foods. Packaged and processed foods are often full of sugar, salt, unhealthy fats, and calories. Avoid the fake stuff, and opt for the good stuff, such as:

  • fresh fruits and vegetables
  • whole grains
  • fiber-rich foods such as beans and leafy greens
  • fresh fish
  • lean cuts of meat and poultry
  • healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, and olive oil
  • low-fat dairy

Here’s a grocery shopping tip: Shop the perimeter of the store. This is where you’ll find fresh foods. Try to avoid the inside aisles, where most of the boxed and processed foods reside.

Also, be sure to make a list and stick to it, and don’t shop hungry. You’re more likely to make unhealthy choices and pick up foods you don’t need when your tummy is rumbling.

Additionally, a balanced diet is a cornerstone of weight loss. Carrying around extra weight can increase your risk of several conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. These 26 evidence-based weight loss tips may help you shed pounds once and for all.

You can take a daily multivitamin but eating vitamin-rich foods serves up the extra benefits of healthy fiber and minerals. Eat a variety of foods in a variety of colors and you should meet your vitamin, mineral, and fiber requirements without the need for a supplement.

Aging is part of growing older and wiser, but that doesn’t mean you have to take the inevitable aches and pains lying down.

For women, healthy aging depends largely on healthy living. That’s great news because so much of what you can do to be healthy today will prevent you from feeling beyond your years tomorrow. That includes eating a healthy diet, staying active, and having regular health screenings.

Healthy aging also emphasizes things you shouldn’t do, such as using tobacco products and drinking excess alcohol. You can also help slow aging by learning to manage stress and cope with mental health issues that will naturally arise throughout your life.

Aging isn’t just how your body feels, however. It’s also how it looks. You can prevent little spots and dots that make our skin look older than we feel. The skin-related choices you make in your 20s, such as tanning beds and long days at the pool, will rear their ugly heads as you age.

To protect against wrinkles, age spots, and even cancer, slather on sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses and try to avoid the sun entirely in the middle of the day. If you spot any changes in freckles or new or unusual spots, see your dermatologist.

Sexual health is a lifelong issue for women. A woman’s sexual health needs span decades and encompass a variety of issues, from preventing unintended pregnancy to boosting a sagging libido.

In the beginning of your sexually active years, the emphasis of sexual health falls primarily into these categories:

  • protecting against sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • finding a birth control or family planning method that works for you
  • having regular STI screenings, Pap smears, and pelvic exams

Later in life, your needs may change. Many of these changes coincide with other physical changes you may be experiencing. These issues include:

  • low libido or sex drive
  • inability to reach orgasm
  • reduced response to sexual stimulation
  • not enough natural lubrication for sex
  • uncomfortable or painful sex

A healthy sex life carries many rewards, and it’s not just about the calories burned between the sheets. Women with a healthy sex life may have a lower risk of cardiovascular events — high blood pressure and heart attacks — than men. Women can — and should — reap the reward of a robust sex life throughout their years. Here’s how women can have healthy sex.

Whether you’re pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or just starting to consider it, a healthy life for your baby starts with preparation. Even before you take a pregnancy test, you can take significant steps to protect your future baby’s health.

Caring for yourself takes care of your future babies. Some behaviors, including drinking alcohol and smoking, could hurt your baby. They can also increase your risk of complications. If you need help stopping, talk with your doctor about proven methods or support groups.

Likewise, you can increase your chances for a healthy baby by eating a balanced diet, taking prenatal vitamins, being active, and watching for early signs of pregnancy. Start here if you’re curious about what you can expect during pregnancy.

Being a parent is tough, hard work. However, it’s also incredibly rewarding.

You’ll have questions, and you’ll need help. A strong support network of friends and family members you can call on is vital. When you need someone to pick up your sick child or show up at a soccer game so your little one has a fan, this group of people will be an essential resource.

However, there will come times when even these people can’t provide the support and help you need. That’s when you can turn to an online community of parents facing the same ups and downs, questions and concerns, and worries and woes as you. While they may not be your neighbor, the community aspect of online parenting forums may become your go-to resource when you’re at your wit’s end. Start with these popular parenting forums.

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in American women. If you have a family or personal history of breast cancer, your risk for developing this condition is higher.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women of average risk have a mammogram screening every two years between the ages of 50 and 74. They also recommend women with an average risk of developing the cancer have their first screening in their 40s.

However, many doctors and medical groups disagree with USPSTF and still recommend yearly mammograms starting at age 40. Your doctor may recommend you start earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer. Likewise, these medical professionals also encourage women to conduct self-exams on a monthly basis starting at age 20. Learn more about breast cancer, your risks, and what you can do to prevent a diagnosis.

Career. Kids. Family. Friends. Volunteer work. Many women are swimming in stress and responsibilities, which can manifest more than just gray hairs. Excessive stress can translate to:

  • high blood pressure
  • upset stomach or other gastrointestinal issues
  • back pain
  • relationship conflicts
  • sleeping difficulties
  • abdominal weight gain

You can manage stress with relaxation techniques such as:

  • therapy
  • prayer
  • meditation
  • yoga or tai chi
  • exercise

These 11 signs and symptoms may signal you have too much stress.

Many health issues are common among both men and women. However, some conditions may be more common in women or impact women differently than they do men. These include:

Heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women. Additionally, women are more likely than men to die following a heart attack.


Women are more likely to have a stroke than men. Men and women share many of the same risk factors for stroke, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. However, women have several unique risk factors. These include:

  • birth control use
  • pregnancy
  • hormone replacement therapy

Urinary tract issues

Women have a shorter urethra, which means bacteria have a smaller distance to travel before they reach your bladder and start an infection. For that reason, urinary tract problems, including infections and incontinence, are more common in women.

Alcohol intake

Men are more likely to abuse alcohol and become dependent upon it. However, the impacts of chronic alcohol use are greater on women than men. These complications include heart disease and breast cancer. Additionally, babies born to women who drink alcohol during pregnancy may have a condition called fetal alcohol syndrome. This can cause brain damage and learning delays.


Women are more likely to show signs of depression than men. From ages 14 to 25, women are twice as likely than men to have depression. That ratio narrows with age.


While this common form of arthritis can occur in both men and women, it’s more common in women over age 45.

One way to prevent disease and infection is to avoid smoking. You should also avoid those who do. Secondhand smoke can be as dangerous as smoking.

Other known risks to health include drugs and alcohol. For women, a moderate amount of alcohol is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or about 1 ounce of spirits each day. One five-ounce glass of wine a day may help cut heart disease risk, but more than that increases your risk of cancer and other conditions.

Good dental and oral health goes beyond a blindingly white set of teeth. Daily brushing and flossing keeps away cavities, gum disease, and even your physician, as having healthy teeth and gums might reduce your risk of heart disease.

Other than breast exams and gynecological visits, you should make sure to visit your doctor regularly for checkups and screening exams. You should have blood work, biometric data such as blood pressure and weight, and other preventive testing measures done at your yearly physical. These tests can nip potential issues in the bud.

Last medically reviewed on May 9, 2018

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Rules of internal order and conduct

General provisions

1.1. The internal routine for patients is governed by the rules approved by the chief physician of the St. Petersburg State Budgetary Health Institution "Women's Consultation No. 40" (hereinafter referred to as the consultation).

1.2. Rules of internal order and behavior for patients include:

  • procedure for patients to contact the consultation;
  • rights and obligations of the patient;
  • procedure for resolving conflict situations between the consultation and the patient;
  • procedure for providing information about the patient's health status;
  • procedure for issuing medical records to a patient or other persons;
  • work schedule of the consultation and its officials;
  • information on the list of paid medical services and the procedure for their provision;

1. 3. Internal Regulations are mandatory for all patients undergoing examination and treatment in the consultation.

The procedure for patients to apply for a consultation

1. In order to prevent diseases, timely diagnosis and treatment on an outpatient basis, citizens are assigned to healthcare institutions at their place of permanent residence.

2. Medical assistance to the population is carried out according to the territorial principle directly in the consultation or at home on the call of the district doctor of the adult polyclinic.

3. In conditions that do not require urgent medical intervention, the patient contacts the consultation registry.

During the initial treatment, the patient must present an identity document (passport), a valid medical insurance policy and an insurance certificate of compulsory pension insurance (SNILS).

In the consultation registry during the initial contact, the patient gets acquainted with these rules and gives his consent to the processing of personal data, then an outpatient medical card is issued, in which the following information about the patient is entered: last name, first name, patronymic (in full), gender, date birth (day, month, year), address according to registration (registration) on the basis of identity documents (passport), series and number of the passport, series and number of the medical insurance policy.

The patient's medical record is the property of the consultation and is kept at the reception.

The medical card is not issued to the patient, but is transferred to the office by the medical registrar.

4. Pre-registration of patients for an appointment with obstetrician-gynecologists for 10 working days in advance is carried out by directly contacting the registry, by the multi-channel telephone of the Center for registering citizens for appointments with doctors 573-99-15 , independently on the website "SV-Med" - "Self-record" ( or on the official portal for making an appointment with a doctor in St. Petersburg (

5. Information about the time of doctors’ appointments, about the procedure for making an appointment with doctors, about the time and place of the reception of the population by the head doctor of the consultation, the patient can receive in the registry orally and visually, i. e. using information stands located in the consultation hall.

6. On the day of admission, 10-15 minutes before visiting the doctor, the patient must apply to the reception with an identity document (passport) and a valid medical insurance policy to issue an outpatient card and receive a statistical coupon. If the window for issuing statistical coupons does not work, the coupon is issued directly at the doctor's appointment.

7. Referrals for the necessary examinations (ultrasound, ECG, etc.) and laboratory tests are issued by an obstetrician-gynecologist at the appointment.

8. Emergency hospitalization of patients with acute pathology is carried out in agreement with the hospitalization bureau, with the involvement of the forces and means of the emergency department. 1. When applying for medical care and getting it the patient has the right to:

  • choose a doctor subject to the doctor's consent;
  • choice of medical organization;
  • information about the last name, first name, patronymic, position and qualifications of his attending physician and other persons directly involved in the provision of medical care to him;
  • examination and treatment in a healthcare facility under conditions that meet sanitary and hygienic and anti-epidemic requirements;
  • relief of pain associated with a disease and (or) medical intervention, available methods and drugs;
  • receiving information about their rights and obligations, the state of their health, the choice of persons to whom, in the interests of the patient, information about the state of his health can be transferred;
  • protection of information constituting a medical secret;
  • refusal of medical intervention.

2. The patient is obliged :

  • to take care of his health;
  • comply with the rules of internal order and behavior for patients;
  • take care of the property of the institution;
  • respectfully treat medical workers and other persons involved in the provision of medical care;
  • treat other patients with respect, respect the order, let people through who are entitled to extraordinary services in accordance with the Legislation of the Russian Federation;
  • provide the person providing medical care with reliable information known to him about his state of health, including contraindications to the use of drugs, previously transferred and hereditary diseases;
  • comply with the treatment regimen, including those determined for the period of temporary disability;
  • cooperate with the doctor at all stages of medical care;
  • comply with sanitary and hygienic standards: (entrance to the consultation departments in replaceable shoes or shoe covers, leave outerwear in the cloakroom).

Procedure for resolving conflict situations between the patient and the consultation

The procedure for handling complaints and appeals is determined in accordance with the Federal Law of the Russian Federation dated 02.05.2006 No. 59-FZ “On the procedure for considering applications from citizens of the Russian Federation”.

1. In case of conflict situations, the patient (or his legal representative) has the right to contact the head of the department during business hours or to the head doctor during the reception hours of citizens.

2. At a personal reception, a citizen presents a document proving his identity. The content of the oral appeal is recorded in the personal reception card of a citizen. If the facts and circumstances stated in the oral appeal are obvious and do not require additional verification, the response to the appeal with the consent of the citizen can be given orally during a personal reception, which is recorded in the citizen’s personal reception card. In other cases, a written response is given on the merits of the questions raised in the appeal.

3. A written request received during a personal appointment is subject to registration and consideration in the manner prescribed by the Federal Law.

4. If the appeal contains issues that are not within the competence of the official, the citizen is given an explanation of where and in what order he should apply.

5. In his written application, a citizen must indicate either the name of the institution to which he sends a written application, or the last name, first name, patronymic of the relevant official, or the position of the corresponding person, as well as his last name, first name, patronymic (the latter - when available), the postal address to which the response should be sent, sets out the essence of the proposal, application or complaint, puts a personal signature and date.

6. If the written request does not contain the name of the citizen who sent the request and the postal address to which the response should be sent, no response to the request is given.

7. If necessary, in support of his arguments, the citizen shall attach documents and materials or their copies to the written application.

8. A written appeal received by the administration of the consultation is considered within 30 days from the date of its registration in the manner prescribed by the Federal Law.

In exceptional cases, the head physician or an authorized person has the right to extend the period for consideration of the application by no more than 30 days, notifying the citizen who sent the application of the extension of the period for its consideration.

Procedure for obtaining information about the patient's health status

1. Information about the patient's health status is provided to the patient in an accessible form by the attending physician or other medical professionals directly involved in the medical examination and treatment. The information should contain information about the results of the examination, the presence of the disease, the established diagnosis and the prognosis for the development of the disease, the methods of providing medical care, the risks associated with them, possible types of medical intervention, its consequences and the results of medical care.

2. The patient or his legal representative has the right to directly get acquainted with the medical documentation reflecting the state of his health, as well as on the basis of a written application to receive extracts from medical documents (Basis: order of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation dated June 29, 2016 No. patient or his legal representative with medical documentation reflecting the patient's state of health").

3. Information contained in medical records is a medical secret and can be provided without the patient's consent only on the grounds provided for by legislative acts.

Procedure for issuing medical documentation to a patient or other persons

2. Documents certifying the patient's temporary incapacity for work are the established form of a certificate of incapacity for work or a certificate of temporary incapacity for work (Form 095-y - for students), or a certificate of release from duty. Documents certifying temporary disability, as well as extracts from medical records, are issued by the attending physician. The issuance and extension of a document certifying temporary disability is carried out by a doctor after a personal examination and is confirmed by an entry in the medical documentation justifying the temporary release from work. In case of illness of pupils and students of secondary and higher educational institutions, a certificate of the established form is issued to release them from studies.

3. For unreasonable issuance, incorrect execution of a sick leave or certificate, doctors who have been granted the right to issue them are held liable in accordance with the procedure established by law.

4. Disability certificates and certificates received by the patient must be certified with the seals and stamps of the consultation in the medical documentation office (“Insurance Desk”) of the consultation.

Working hours of the consultation and its officials

1. The work schedule of the consultation and its officials is determined by the internal labor regulations of the consultation, taking into account the restrictions established by the Labor Code of the Russian Federation.

2. The mode of operation of the consultation and its officials determines the start and end time of the working day (shift), as well as working and weekend days, break times, the sequence of alternating work by shifts, as well as the working hours of officials.

3. The schedule and working hours of the consultation staff are approved by the chief physician in the prescribed manner.

4. Reception of citizens (patients and their relatives) by the chief physician is carried out at the established reception hours. Information about reception hours can be found at the stand in the reception hall.

Information on the list of types of paid medical services and the procedure for their provision

consultation number 40”.

2. The cost of paid medical services is determined by calculation, taking into account all costs associated with the provision of these services.

3. Information about paid medical services provided to the population in consultations, as well as the procedure and conditions for their provision to the population are posted on information stands.

4. Settlements with patients for the provision of paid medical services are carried out using cash registers with the issuance of a cash receipt to the patient.

5. Payment for any services without using a cash register in the premises of St. Petersburg GBUZ "Women's Consultation No. 40" is strictly prohibited!

6. Payment for medical services does not grant the right to extraordinary services to the detriment of citizens receiving free medical care under the Territorial Program of State Guarantees.

Visitors who violate these internal regulations are liable in accordance with Russian law!

See also:

  • Information for pregnant women
  • School of motherhood


As part of the State Health Institution "City Clinical Hospital No. 1", the women's consultation has been operating since April 2016.

Women's clinic was opened in 1981 to serve women of the Kirovsky district. Currently, the consultation provides medical services in the field of "obstetrics and gynecology" to all residents of the city and region under the CHI program.

The antenatal clinic provides the following types of medical services:

  • obstetricians-gynecologists for planning and determining pregnancy and motherhood; correction of menstrual irregularities; contraception; termination of an unwanted pregnancy; diagnostics and treatment of various diseases of the female genital area - infertility, inflammatory diseases, fibroids, sexually transmitted infections, endometriosis, endometritis, cervical pathologies.
  • monitoring and management of pregnancy;
  • preventive medical examinations by a gynecologist;
  • gynecological procedures in a day hospital
  • ultrasound and functional diagnostics in pregnancy and gynecological diseases,
  • clinical laboratory tests;

Dear patients!


from 8:00 to 20:00

You can make an appointment with an obstetrician-gynecologist:

Call center 8(8442) 44-38-87 or directly when visiting the antenatal clinic.

By a single phone number of the Call Center 8 (8442) 33-03-03

In electronic form through the following websites:

- registration portal for making an appointment with a doctor in the Volgograd region htttp://registratura.;

- "Unified portal of state and municipal services (functions)";

List of documents and information required for the provision of the service of making an appointment with a doctor:

In case of personal contact with a medical organization, incl. in the direction:

- a policy of compulsory medical insurance (hereinafter referred to as the CHI policy) of the patient;

- passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation or other document proving the identity of a person of a foreign state or a stateless person;

- the insurance number of the individual personal account of the insured person in the personalized accounting system of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as SNILS). When the applicant's representative applies, an additional passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation or other identity document in accordance with the current legislation, a document confirming the authority of the representative in accordance with the current legislation is provided.

When contacting the Call Center:

- last name, first name, patronymic of the patient, date of birth, passport number of a citizen of the Russian Federation SNILS, MHI policy number

services (functions)" (hereinafter referred to as the Portal) or through the regional portal for making an appointment with a doctor of the Volgograd Region , the data specified when registering a personal account on the Portal is used. Information for authorization in a personal account on the Portal can be obtained through the Unified Identification and Authentication System http://esia/ or a universal user identifier received by the applicant at the registry of a medical organization. The originals of the documents are presented at the registry of the medical organization when the patient personally applies for an appointment with a doctor.

Employees of the antenatal clinic:

Korolkova Irina Vladimirovna - head of the antenatal clinic, obstetrician-gynecologist of the 1st category, work experience 16 years.

Umarov Igor Faizulaevich - obstetrician-gynecologist of the day hospital, work experience 35 years.

Mazhidova Larisa Rakhimovna — doctor of ultrasound diagnostics, work experience 26 years.

Blinkova Tatyana Yurievna — obstetrician-gynecologist, work experience 31 years.

Musayeva Leyla Bagautdinovna - obstetrician-gynecologist, work experience 3 years.

Maryam Dzhavatkhanovna Asadullayeva – obstetrician-gynecologist, work experience 3 years.

Ivanova Irina Sergeevna - psychologist, work experience 5 years.

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