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Objectives of a General Gynecologic History and Exam

  1. Identify the important components of a menstrual history.
  2. Identify the pertinent questions to be asked in a sexual history and describe an approach to taking a sexual history.
  3. Identify general questions that are associated with common gynecologic pathology.
  4. Identify questions that would be more specifically targeted at the adolescent and perimenopausal/menopausal populations.
  5. Identify the important components of a gynecologic examination.
  6. Review the antenatal one and two forms.

Components of a General Gynecologic History and Exam

  • Menstrual Cycle History
  • Pregnancy History
  • Sexual History
  • Pap Smear History
  • General questions associated with common gynecologic pathology
  • Targeted Questions for the Adolescent Population
  • Targeted questions for the perimenopausal/menopausal population
  • Medical and Surgical History
  • Medications
  • Substance Abuse
  • Allergies
  • Psychosocial and occupational history
  • Physical Examination


Review antenatal 1 and 2 forms as well as the pregnancy assessment guide


At McMaster University Medical Centre and St. Joseph’s Hospital interns from various other McMaster Postgraduate Programs and Clinical Clerks from McMaster Undergraduate Medical Education are trained in basics of Obstetrics & Gynecology. When these learners start at one of these two sites they are given an orientation to the faculties as well as an orientation package which can also be found here.

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