Endometriosis is defined as a common female condition and it is estimated that approximately 6-10% of the whole women suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis leads to the lining of the uterus to settle outside the uterine cavity. The endometrial foci (sometimes as small as the heads of a pin) grow and bleed with the menstrual cycle, leading to an inflammatory response in the body.READ MORE
Every year, an average of 6200 women and 50 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in Switzerland. Breast cancer is thus the most common form of cancer in women. The annual consensus conference on this topic is held in St. Gallen, Switzerland, to gather the opinions of...READ MORE
Cell changes in the sense of dysplasia occur due to infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV). Of these, well over 200 different types are known, making them the most common, sexually transmitted disease. In addition to changes in the cervix, they are also responsible for...READ MORE
For us women, the age-related decline in fertility is a great challenge. How long is it possible for us to become parents? Will we manage our desired family size? Will we have “healthy” children? If there is a tendency to delay the fulfillment of the desire to have...READ MORE
At some point during pregnancy there comes a time when every woman thinks about giving birth. Many women then consider how they would like to see the birth and perhaps whether a caesarean section would be “better” after all.
Caesarean section (Caesarean section) is the most common operation for women in the world and the rate continues to increase.
The rate of caesarean sections in Switzerland is around 32%, which is of course not only so-called desired caesarean sections, but also spontaneous births that end in a caesarean section. In other countries, such as Brazil, the rate is much higher, ...READ MORE
A scar is a fibre-rich replacement tissue formed by connective tissue cells during wound healing. Scarring is a natural process that occurs when injured tissue heals. A scar occurs when not only the top layer of skin (epidermis) but also deeper layers of skin are injured. Scars...READ MORE
As gynecologists, we speak of the VULVA and use it to refer to the parts of the genitalia that are visible externally. Therefore, the term vulva describes the region from the pubic mount (consisting of fatty tissue and covered by hair) to the anus. This is where the clitoris with...READ MORE
Myoma are benign tumors of the muscular layer of the uterus and are hormone-dependent. They usually develop between the ages of 30 and 50. The reason for the occurence is not known, but a family predisposition is very common. In most cases, myoma do not cause symptoms, but are...READ MORE
Gestational diabetes is a frequently diagnosed disease during pregnancy. Early diagnosis and therapy can optimize the course of pregnancy and childbirth. What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that is first diagnosed during pregnancy....READ MORE