Recurrent labial adhesions at girls: new aspects of an old problem

Authors

  • Yuriy Gennadevich Antypkyn Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • T. F. Tatarchuk Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • N. K. Silina Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • M. Y. Sergienko Donetsk National Medical University named after Maxim Gorky, Ukraine
  • E. Tchaikivska Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine
  • O. N. Zaychenko Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • I. V. Gnatushok Medical center «Dobrobut», Ukraine
  • O. V. Bachynska National Children’s Specialized Hospital «Okhmatdet», Ukraine
  • I. V. Gavrilova National Children’s Specialized Hospital «Okhmatdet», Ukraine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18370/2309-4117.2014.19.15-21

Keywords:

labial adhesions, recurrent adhesions, teenage girls

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Yuriy Gennadevich Antypkyn, Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine

Academician of the NAMS of Ukraine, MD, professor, Honored Scientist of Ukraine, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, Director

T. F. Tatarchuk, Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine

MD, professor, corresponding member of the NAMS of Ukraine, Deputy Director for Research Work, Chief of the Endocrine Gynecology Department

N. K. Silina, Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine

PhD, senior researcher, Department of Medical and Psychosocial Health Problems of the Family

M. Y. Sergienko, Donetsk National Medical University named after Maxim Gorky

PhD, associate professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Faculty of Postgraduate Education

E. Tchaikivska, Lviv National Medical University

PhD, assistant professor of the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology Department

O. N. Zaychenko, Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine

Head of the Department of Pediatric Urogynecology

I. V. Gnatushok, Medical center «Dobrobut»

Obstetrician-gynecologist

O. V. Bachynska, National Children’s Specialized Hospital «Okhmatdet»

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Department

I. V. Gavrilova, National Children’s Specialized Hospital «Okhmatdet»

Head of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Department

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Published

2014-11-20

How to Cite

Antypkyn, Y. G., Tatarchuk, T. F., Silina, N. K., Sergienko, M. Y., Tchaikivska, E., Zaychenko, O. N., Gnatushok, I. V., Bachynska, O. V., & Gavrilova, I. V. (2014). Recurrent labial adhesions at girls: new aspects of an old problem. REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, (19), 15–21. https://doi.org/10.18370/2309-4117.2014.19.15-21

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