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). 

Return of menses (return of menstrual periods)

When will my periods come back?

The first period after childbirth is also known as the "return of menses". It usually arrives six weeks after childbirth. If you are breastfeeding entirely, this return of menses may be delayed by a few weeks to a few months.

Warning: breastfeeding is not a method of contraception.

You should consult your gynecologist around six weeks after giving birth for a postpartum check-up and to address the issue of contraception.




Dysmenorrhea etymologically means difficulty with menstrual flow.

However, we use this term to refer to painful menstruation (algomenorrhea). This pain precedes or accompanies menstruation. They may also be accompanied by diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness and headaches. There are several types of menstrual pain: pain that occurs during first menstrual periods, pain that occurs after years of pain-free menstrual periods; and pain with and without organic causes.