Gynecology

Gynaecology - obstetrics

infrastructure

Maternity hospital extension

On 1 September 2017, the Maternity hospital extension was inaugurated in the presence of the authorities. This date marks the completion of a vast project that began 15 years earlier.

Expanded in stages and modernised, HUG’s Maternity Hospital will have the capacity to meet several challenges:

Adolescents

The HUG Gynecology Division has specific expertise in pediatric and adolescent gynecological treatment. A specialized and multidisciplinary medical team receives girls and adolescents at an office dedicated to them. It receives over 1,500 patients per year.

The pediatric or adolescent gynecology consultation is a special opportunity to change the relationship the girl or adolescent has with her body and her genitals. This first-line consultation also allows for screening, education and prevention (pregnancy, STDs). 

Sexuality

The HUG Sexual Medicine Office women, men, and couples experiencing problems of a sexual nature.

Problems with your sexuality? Let’s talk about it

The prevalence of sexual disorders is increasing in the population.

The Sexual Medicine Office welcomes you alone or as a couple and manages all problems related to sexuality:

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence: dare to talk about it

The HUG Gynecology Division offers adapted and personalized diagnostic and therapeutic care for women with urinary incontinence.It is estimated that between 20 and 40% of women, depending on age, suffer from urinary incontinence. This condition affects about 500,000 women in Switzerland. However, because it is a source of embarrassment and feelings of shame, urinary incontinence is still taboo and most women do not dare to talk about it with their physician.

Female genital mutilation

The HUG Gynecology Division has extensive experience in the prevention, care, and management of complications related to female genital mutilation.

Female genital mutilation (or FGM) refers to the ritual removal of external female genitalia, such as excision, infibulation, or circumcision. There are several categories of female genital mutilation. All can have major consequences on the physical, psychological, and sexual health of women. In Switzerland, it is estimated that this affects 15,000 women.

Assault and violence

Whether verbal, physical, or sexual, assault and violence can have serious consequences for the physical and psychological health of women who are victims. They can have short-, medium- and long-term effects on their emotional, family, social, professional, and economic life.

The HUG Gynecology Division ensures completely confidential comprehensive and multidisciplinary care of victims of violence and assault. Each year, it carries out around a hundred statements of assault and rape.

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