Recurrent labial adhesions at girls: new aspects of an old problem
The study of the level of knowledge about hygiene of girls with recurrent adhesions in their mothers was performed. The study included 463 mothers at Central (Kiev), Western (Lviv), East (Donetsk) regions of Ukraine: 290 mothers of girls aged 2 to 8 years with recurrent adhesions of the labia minora (2 or more); the control group consisted of 173 mothers who have girls (age 8 years) with a history of adhesions.
Women were questioned about knowledge about intimate hygiene, where do they get this information and how this knowledge is being implemented in practice; and it was made the following conclusions:
1. Violation of the rules of intimate hygiene at girls plays defi nite role in the development of labial adhesions and can be a risk factor for recurrence of labial adhesions.
2. The level of knowledge of mother about the rules of girl intimate hygiene is one of the most important factors in the prevention of disorders of reproductive health at girls.
3. Educative work of pediatrician and child gynecologist may have a decisive role in reducing the occurrence of relapse of adhesions of the labia minora in girls.
4. The highest percentage of relapses occurs within 3 months after treatment - up to 45%.
5. Long-term follow-up (not less than 1 year after the treatment) of the girl with every 3-months visit to the doctor should be implemented to the daily practice of
pediatricians and child gynecologist.
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