Gynaecology is concerned with the female genital tract and its disorders. In
many areas, the specialties of gynaecology and obstetrics overlap. Gynaecology
has been considered to end at 28 weeks gestation, but practically there is no
Since 1st October 1992, this cut-off may be considered to occur at 24 weeks
gestation, since the law and definition of abortion changed to bring it closer
to the gestation at which a foetus becomes viable.