The discipline of obstetrics and gynaecology, which dates back many centuries, is unique in that care is extended to every stage in a woman's life. More recently there have been significant scientific advancements and technological inventions that have transformed the health and care of women. Essential Gynaecology aims to deliver core knowledge aligned with clinical application for the treatment of relevant gynaecological conditions. Essential Gynaecology is written by various specialists from South African obstetrics and gynaecology departments. Each chapter is written with dedication and has been carefully selected to fulfil curriculum requirements.