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Article: Bio-psycho-social aspects of gonadal dysgenesis

TitleBio-psycho-social aspects of gonadal dysgenesis
Authors
Issue Date1989
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0167482x.asp
Citation
Journal Of Psychosomatic Obstetrics And Gynaecology, 1989, v. 10 n. 2, p. 113-119 How to Cite?
AbstractGonadal dysgenesis is the commonest cause of primary amenorrhea. Women with such a disease syndrome feel physically healthy but they lack the two bodily functions which are exclusively feminine: menstruation and child-bearing. The present study of 86 Chinese women with gonadal dysgenesis showed that their congenital abnormalities did not interfere with their school and work achievement, but these women were found to be socially inhibited. Only 21 women (24.4%) were ever married and only 10 other women (6.5%) had formed heterosexual relationships. The major deterrent factor was infertility. Whilst hormonal therapy made these women feel better because of the induction of menstruation and breast development, clinic visits to obtain such hormones were upsetting in 27 (31.4%) of them. Observations in a 2-year period did not show that these women were able to overcome their psychosocial difficulties, despite support and encouragement. Possible intervention strategies are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173149
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.065
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.580

 

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dc.contributor.authorTang, GWKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:28:11Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:28:11Z-
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Psychosomatic Obstetrics And Gynaecology, 1989, v. 10 n. 2, p. 113-119en_US
dc.identifier.issn0167-482Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173149-
dc.description.abstractGonadal dysgenesis is the commonest cause of primary amenorrhea. Women with such a disease syndrome feel physically healthy but they lack the two bodily functions which are exclusively feminine: menstruation and child-bearing. The present study of 86 Chinese women with gonadal dysgenesis showed that their congenital abnormalities did not interfere with their school and work achievement, but these women were found to be socially inhibited. Only 21 women (24.4%) were ever married and only 10 other women (6.5%) had formed heterosexual relationships. The major deterrent factor was infertility. Whilst hormonal therapy made these women feel better because of the induction of menstruation and breast development, clinic visits to obtain such hormones were upsetting in 27 (31.4%) of them. Observations in a 2-year period did not show that these women were able to overcome their psychosocial difficulties, despite support and encouragement. Possible intervention strategies are discussed.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0167482x.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecologyen_US
dc.titleBio-psycho-social aspects of gonadal dysgenesisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailTang, GWK:gwktang@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityTang, GWK=rp00328en_US
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dc.identifier.volume10en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage113en_US
dc.identifier.epage119en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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