Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in female reproductive health. They treat problems related to the female reproductive system. This includes the uterus and fallopian tubes as well as the breasts. A gynecologist is someone who can help anyone with female organs. A majority of people who visit one are between 15 and 45 years old.
Urogynecology refers to a specialty in Gynecology as well as Obstetrics which deals with the treatment of female pelvic problems and reconstructive surgeries. Urogynecologists treat problems in the pelvic floor such as weak bladders and pelvic organ prolapse (your muscles weaken). The pelvic floor is an area of your body that houses your bladder, reproduction system, and rectum.
It is relatively new. It wasn’t there before 2011. These issues were addressed by several specialists. Many times, pelvic floor issues were treated by multiple doctors. The American Board of Medical Specialties approved the 2011 certification, making urogynecology an independent field of study. This certification has made it easier for women not to have to visit multiple doctors to get the care that they need.