Reproductive health at the turn of the millennium: a periscopic view of the future

  • Akinyinka Omigbodun
Keywords: Reproductive Health, Maternal Care, Genetics


After the tremendous changes in reproductive health care that occurred in the last century, it is a distinctly challenging task to try and predict what may lie beyond the horizon in the discipline. While recognising the roles of all stakeholders in the field of reproductive health, obstetricians and gynaecologists have a unique task in the provision of reproductive health care because pregnancy and childbirth are at the very core of the reproductive process. Gynaecologists also tend disorders of the female genital tract that may compromise this instinctual activity. The various sub-specialities of gynaecology that have evolved to deal with these health problems can be expected to develop further in the coming decades. With increasing super-specialisation, rapid advances can be expected. Hopefully, the humanity of specialists in the discipline will always take precedence over the application of scientific advances.

(Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: 2001, 18(2): 50-51)

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