Category: Editorials

HPV Test versus Pap Test in Cervical Cancer Screening: which is better?

Dr Filiberto Di Prospero

In past years it was discovered that some Human Papilloma Virus (14 HPV types identified) are responsible for cervical cancer. This evidence led for the first time in medicine to have an effective vaccine against cancer but undoubtedly led to important changes on secondary prevention and diagnostics to. Although HPV infections are extremely common in women under…

Embryos mix-up and Mothers’ rights: Who is the Mother?

When we speak of “mother” in relation to offspring (wordreference.com), we outline the concept of a “woman who has conceived and given birth.” The status of the mother and then the right and duty to raise their children (except for special situations of inability identified by the Law) has never been disputed. An ancient Latin…

Women and Men Linked by Diseases

men's issues

You may have noticed that this month we begin to talk about some medical issues in men. At first glance this might seem strange; but in fact there is an explanation. Women and the men are destined to live together on Earth and also to share some diseases…. This is true in general, but particularly in…

Alternatives to Hysterectomy

hysterectomy

A recent article appeared in the prestigious journal “Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology” puts the spotlight on Hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus). This is a surgery that, although has seen a significant reduction in incidence, is still one of the most common gynecological interventions. Surgery of the uterus can be performed via abdomen or vagina:…

Endometriosis: Prevention and Treatment

pelvic pain and endometrioiss

Unlike the past, Endometriosis now is a overtalked disease. I remember when,in an old article, I stated the importance to better understand this disease and the need to spread information about it in particular among women. Women awereness played an important part in the fight against Endometriosis and it led to a better understanding of the…