This volume focuses on a period in women's lives that is particularly important in the context of preventing major sexual and reproductive diseases.
Recommendations by the Italian Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, form the basis of this up-to-date and practical book. Experts in the field comprehensively cover all the relevant topics in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, such as pubertal disorders, genital malformations and menstrual cycle disorders.
The book will prove a valuable and practice-oriented tool for, gynecologists, pediatricians and endocrinologists, as well as researchers and practitioners interested in the topic.
Anna Maria Fulghesu is an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cagliari. From 1988 to 2000 she worked at the Dept of Obsterics and Gynecology at the Sacred Hearth of Rome (Policlinico Gemelli). In Cagliari she is a founder of and is responsible for the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) outpatient service. At the same hospital she has also been involved in the Sexual Abuse Service in infancy and adolescence. As an invited speaker, she has taken part in several national and international events. She has taught numerous courses for physicians and caregivers and has organized several courses on PAG, including 6 national courses. Author of more than 100 scientific printed papers, she is also a referee of several Italian and international scientific journals and is a member scientific societies including the International Federation of Infantile and Juvenile Gynecology (FIGJI )and the Società Italiana di Ginecologia dell'Infanzia e dell'Adolescenza (SIGIA) where she has been an executive board member since 2013.
Diagnosis and treatment of genital malformations in infancy and adolescence.- Hyperandrogenism and PCOS in adolescence clinical and ultrasound characteristics.- Pubertal Delay.- Menstrual cycle disorders in post pubertal years.- Dysmenorrhea.- Heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescence.- Genital infections in adolescence.- Vulvovaginitis in childhood.- Ovarian Cysts in adolescence.- Gonadal failure,. First contraceptive prescription.- Sexual abuse and genital trauma.- Genital mutilations.