Special Issue "Women's Health Care: Menstrual Disorders, Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.
Interests: endometriosis; gynaecology; complementary medicine; pelvic pain; dysmenorrhea; vulvodynia
Women’s health conditions such as primary dysmenorrhea, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and various causes of chronic or persistent pelvic pain such as endometriosis and vulvodynia affect millions of women worldwide. Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain cost 9.7 billion dollars a year in Australia alone, mostly due to lost productivity, while young women around the world report regularly missing school or university due to menstrual symptoms. Despite this, there is often a lack of institutional support at school and in the workplace to help women reduce the potential impact of their menstrual symptoms.
While there is an assumption that reliable information on women’s health is available via the internet, most young women have poor menstrual health literacy and often normalise their menstrual symptoms, even when quite severe. This is often compounded by family, friends, and even medical professionals either dismissing or minimising their symptoms. The consequence of this is that women often are left to manage their own symptoms, and this in turn can lead to inadequate pain and symptom management, potential issues with fertility, as well as the potential for missing or delaying diagnosis for more serious underlying conditions.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the diagnosis, impact, treatment, or experience of women with menstrual disorders, endometriosis, or Chronic Pelvic Pain in low-, middle-, or high-income countries. Both quantitative and qualitative research submissions from the areas of public health, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, and law are encouraged, and systematic or narrative reviews are welcome. The keywords provided are just an example of some of the common conditions that fall within the broad scope of this area.
Dr. Mike Armour
Dr. Carolyn Ee
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- pelvic pain
- pre-menstrual syndrome
- health literacy