Special Issue "Obstetrics-Gynecology and Women's Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: pediatric and adolescent gynecology; menstrual disorders; endometriosis; chronic pelvic pain; endocrine disorders and sexual abuse of minors as well as clinical sexology
Interests: perinatal medicine with an emphasis on perinatal infections and methods of labour pain relief; adolescent gynecology; endocrine disorders; endometriosis; aesthetic gynecology; clinical sexology
The purpose of today’s gynecology and perinatal medicine is not merely ending pregnancy and parturition safely. The goal of fostering a healthy next generation is becoming more and more important than ever. This is why, in recent years, there has been an increasing interest in adolescent and young women gynecology worldwide.
First, use of the appropriate techniques to make the patient as comfortable as possible during the first pelvic examination is key to establishing a long-term relationship with this age group. Moreover, preventive health in this patient population is key, and practitioners should become comfortable with providing education about topics as diverse as sexuality, eating disorders, and dating violence. Furthermore, the frequency with which young women report sexual activity and the high unintended pregnancy rate in this age group makes counseling regarding effective contraception essential.
On the other hand, perinatal medicine of young patients with an emphasis on the methods of labour pain relief brings lots of health challenges as well. Nowadays, there has been a growing interest in maternal sexual health and natural parenting styles worldwide.
In young women, menstruation disorders become the most common complaint requiring the attention of the gynecologist. Polycystic ovarian syndrome can develop in early puberty and carry its consequences into adulthood. Infertility, diabetes, and hirsutism mark the most important components of the syndrome and require age-appropriate management. Finally, the consequences of endometriosis on the future fertility of adolescents have brought early intervention to light. Recognition and prompt treatment are advocated to prevent the future implications of this disease.
This Special Issue seeks papers on health science of young women, new clinical approaches for adolescent gynecology, and epidemiological surveys concerning the life of the mother and children. We also welcome high-quality systematic reviews related to these matters. I would be more than happy if this Special Issue serves as a trigger for considering more effective methods in women’s healthcare in the future.
Prof. Agnieszka Drosdzol-Cop
Dr. Anna Fuchs
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- Young women healthcare
- Adolescent and pediatric gynecology
- Menstrual disorders Hirsutism
- Perinatal care
- Labour pain relief
- Maternal sexuality
- Sexual education
- Adolescent pregnancy
- Epidemiological survey for young women