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Pre-Menopause, Menopause and Beyond

Volume 5: Frontiers in Gynecological Endocrinology

  • Martin Birkhaeuser
  • Andrea R. Genazzani

Part of the ISGE Series book series (ISGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Menopause: Symptoms and Neuroendocrine Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandro D. Genazzani, Andrea Giannini, Antonella Napolitano
      Pages 17-33
    3. Nicola Pluchino, Andrea R. Genazzani
      Pages 35-42
    4. Martin Birkhaeuser
      Pages 43-75
  3. Fertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Paolo Giovanni Artini, Patrizia Monteleone
      Pages 85-92
  4. Thyroid Disorders, Polycystic Ovary and Metabolic Syndrome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Basil Tarlatzis, Julia Bosdou
      Pages 95-101
    3. Anna Brona, Andrzej Milewicz, Justyna Kuliczkowska-Płaksej, Marek Bolanowski
      Pages 103-112
    4. Gesthimani Mintziori, Dimitrios G. Goulis, Basil C. Tarlatzis
      Pages 113-117
    5. Bart C. J. M. Fauser
      Pages 119-126
    6. Justyna Kuliczkowska-Plaksej, Andrzej Milewicz, Anna Brona, Marek Bolanowski
      Pages 127-139
    7. Alessandro D. Genazzani, Alessia Prati, Giulia Despini
      Pages 141-152
    8. Irene Lambrinoudaki, Eleni Armeni, Nikolaos Tsoltos
      Pages 153-161
  5. Bone and Cardiovascular Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Martin Birkhaeuser
      Pages 165-186

About this book


This volume represents an up-to-date overview on pre-Menopause and Menopause, with their respective clinical implications and therapies. The aim is to clarify possible doubts and clinical approaches to this particular period in a woman’s life and how to face it, both offering solutions to actual problems and focusing on the potential impact of preventive medicine in improving women’s health and quality of life.

The volume is published within the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE) Series, and is based on the 2017 International School of Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology Winter Course.

This book, covering a very wide range of topics with particular focus on fertility in pre- and peri-menopausal women, climacteric and menopausal symptoms, impact of PCOS on post-menopausal health, breast disease, surgical treatments and therapies, will be an invaluable tool for gynecologists, endocrinologists, and experts in women’s health.  


PCO Fertility Surgical treatments Hormonal therapy Breast diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Birkhaeuser
    • 1
  • Andrea R. Genazzani
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor emeritus for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive MedicineUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.International Society of Gynecological EndocrinologyPisaItaly

About the editors

Martin H. Birkhaeuser has been professor and Head of the division of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the University of Berne from 1993 to 2008.

He is founder and first President of the Swiss “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für gynaekologische Endokrinologie und Reproduktionsmedizin” (2004-2010), and was President of the following Swiss Scientific Societies: Swiss Endocrine Society, FIVNAT-CH, Swiss Menopause Society and the Swiss Association against Osteoporosis.

Martin H. Birkhaeuser is member of the Board of the International Academy of Human Reproduction since 2012 and Treasurer of the International Society for Gynecological Endocrinology since 2014. He Honorary Founding President of the European Menopause & Andropause Society and has been Secretary General of CAMS (1998-2002) and member of the Executive Committee of the International Menopause Society (2002-2008, Treasurer 2005-2008). Martin H. Birkhaeuser is Honorary President of the Turkish Menopause Society and Honorary Member of the International Menopause Society, the Swiss Menopause Society, the Portuguese Menopause Society, the Romanian Menopause Society, the Hungarian Menopause Society and the Chilean Menopause Society.

His special interests concern menopause (bone/lipid metabolism, quality of life, impact of HRT) and the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. In 1987 Martin H. Birkhäuser won the Schering prize for his work on Clomiphene-resistent chronic anovulation in the PCO-Syndrome.

Andrea R. Genazzani has been professor and Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Pisa from 1994 to 2012.

He is President of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE), President of the European Society of Gynecology (ESG), General Secretary of the International Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR), Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Fe

llow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Andrea R. Genazzani is Editor-in-Chief of Gynecological Endocrinology since 1987. He is author of more than 828 papers in peer reviewed journals and Editor of more than 43 books.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pre-Menopause, Menopause and Beyond
  • Book Subtitle Volume 5: Frontiers in Gynecological Endocrinology
  • Editors Martin Birkhaeuser
    Andrea R. Genazzani
  • Series Title ISGE Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title ISGE Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63539-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87582-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63540-8
  • Series ISSN 2197-8735
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-8743
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 327
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gynecology
    Reproductive Medicine
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