During childbirth, certain injuries to the soft tissues of the birth canal may occur. Many of these are obviated by the use of episiotomy, and many may be repaired immediately after delivery. Some, however, are unavoidable and
Tumors of the gynecological system may be benign or malignant and may occur in any portion, but several sites are seen in much greater frequency than others. The skin covering of the vulva is subject to the
Inflammations of the gynecological system may involve any part. Vulvitis is an infection of the outer genitalia which may stem from poor hygiene or specific contact infections. Medical treatment usually corrects.
In more recent years, excellent literature for the laity has been published on all phases of obstetrics, parturition (birth), and postnatal (postpartum) care. A complete treatise of obstetrics is not within the scope of this book; however,