Guideline for Gynecological Practice in Japan: Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2020 edition

J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2021 Jan;47(1):5-25. doi: 10.1111/jog.14487. Epub 2020 Nov 4.


Nine years after the first edition of The Guideline for Gynecological Practice, which was jointly edited by The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the 4th Revised Edition was published in 2020. The 2020 Guidelines includes 4 additional clinical questions (CQ), which brings the total to 99 CQ (12 on infectious disease, 29 on oncology and benign tumors, 29 on endocrinology and infertility and 29 on healthcare for women). Currently, a consensus has been reached on the Guidelines, and therefore, the objective of this report is to present the general policies regarding diagnostic and treatment methods used in standard gynecological outpatient care that are considered appropriate. At the end of each answer, the corresponding Recommendation Level (A, B, C) is indicated.

Keywords: gynecologic oncology; gynecology; infections; reproductive endocrinology and infertility; urogynecology.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Gynecology*
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • Obstetrics*
  • Physicians*
  • Pregnancy
  • Societies, Medical