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Global Library of Women's Medicine

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The Global Library of Women's Medicine is a free and public online reference library launched on 20 November 2008.[1][2] Its purpose is to provide expert support to obstetricians, gynecologists, and reproductive health professionals.

The site is contributed to by over 750 specialists and its main feature is 446 specially commissioned chapters on most aspects of women's medicine, constantly reviewed and updated. The site also includes a section on laboratory tests, a video library of surgical procedures, a collection of color atlases of visual medicine, lectures, and sections on safer motherhood and women's reproductive rights.

There is also an interactive option, allowing specialists to submit their own commentaries for peer review.

The editor-in-chief is Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, who succeeded John J. Sciarra (Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University).

The website has been certified to be "fully compliant with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information" by the Health On the Net Foundation.[3]


  1. ^ "FreePint Features Article: Women's Medicine". 1 December 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  2. ^ Baker, Gavin (23 November 2008). "Peter Suber, Open Access News". Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  3. ^ "HONcode certificate: respect of the 8 HONcode principles by the health website". 25 November 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2012.

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