Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professionalism concerns long associated with the practice of obstetrics include conflicts in maternal-fetal interests and the liability physicians can face when problems during labor and delivery are implicated in injury to mother or newborn. Today's obstetricians confront a range of new ethical issues related to assisted reproductive technologies, confidentiality of genetic information, and the possibility of selecting traits for our children. The combined OB/GYN specialty addresses the health of all women and adolescent girls, not only those who are child-bearing. 

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