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Special Issue "What Women Want: Safety and Personalization of Fertility Preservation Approaches"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 215

Special Issue Editor

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari, 70121 Bari, Italy
Interests: gynaecology; oncology; endocrinology; pre-natal diagnosis; obstetrics; fertility preservation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Infertility is an increasingly frequent pathology whose causes are often misunderstood. One of the causes is often endometriosis which is a subtle disease and often difficult to diagnose and very widespread although underestimated due to the difficulty in diagnosis. Before, in fact, the children were made early, amenorrhea due to pregnancy allowed a reduction in the pathology. While to date, if not diagnosed, the woman seeks pregnancy late with a greater risk that endometriosis has created damage on the genital apparatus. Therefore, early diagnosis in school age allows women to make an early diagnosis and allow treatment with a reduction of long-term sequelae including infertility, dyspareunia and multiple surgical interventions. Introduction of a gynecological figure in schools allows early dialogue with women and submit them to a questionnaire aimed at assessing disabling dysmenorrhea (number of absences at school and the need to resort to anti-inflammatory treatments) first bell from the alarm of endometriotic pathology. After that, women at risk may undergo further tests including ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and CA-125 assay. In addition, infertility can follow cancer treatments, in this there are fertility preservation techniques, which must be chosen according to the characteristics of each patient. Therefore, in each cancer center should be evaluated the possibility of establishing a service dedicated to the counseling of patients of childbearing age with neoplastic pathology and who wish to preserve their fertility and carry out their reproductive project after the disease. There are currently various fertility preservation techniques but it is necessary to improve in evaluating the personalized method on the basis of the neoplastic pathology, the age of the patient and gynecological factors in particular the ovarian reserve. 

We are pleased to invite you participate in this special issuse about fertility preservation in gynecology and oncology

Aim of the Special issue and how the subject relates to the journal scope. Please make sure that your Special Issue is in the scope of the journal. You can check the scope in the Journal menu: Aims & Scope. Additionally, the scope should not be too broad or too narrow. The aim is to have a collection of at least 10 articles, and the Special Issue may be printed in book form if this number is reached.

This Special Issue aims to to recruit research regarding a personalized approach to fertility preservation. This can range both in the gynecological field (prevention of endometriosis, sexually transmitted infections) and oncological (neoplastic diseases of childbearing age.)

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Endometriosis
  • Oncological pathology and fertility
  • Techniques of conservative surgery
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Cervical factor of infertility
  • Personalization and Safety in Onco-fertiliy

I look forward to receiving your contributions

Dr. Miriam Dellino
Guest Editor

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  • fertility preservation
  • endometriosis
  • infertility
  • oncological pathology
  • prevention
  • reproductive outcomes
  • survival

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