Advanced Psychosomatic Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology by G. Bos-Branolte, Y. M. Rijshouwer, E. M. Zielstra, H. J.

By G. Bos-Branolte, Y. M. Rijshouwer, E. M. Zielstra, H. J. Duivenvoorden (auth.), Prof. Dr. Dietmar Richter, Dr. Johannes Bitzer, Prof. Dr. Piet Nijs (eds.)

Gynecologists can't satisfy the commitments in their career with out being psychosomatically orientated. however, this box wishes method and clinical considering simply as does the other subspeciality in medical medication. even though practiced through all gyne­ cologists, inventive paintings is required in an effort to improve some of the points accurately and to set up postgraduate education on a company and sound foundation. For this purpuse the ecu Symposia were deliberate via numerous eu Researchers on Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology with the intention to stimulate and combine scientific medical information and healing abilities within the bio-psycho-social box of obstetrics and gynecology. the 1st ecu Symposium in Leuven 1985 targeting the psychosomatic features of infertility and excessive threat pregnancies. This moment ecu Symposium in undesirable Sackingen headquartered round disturbed physique notion, disturbances of the menstrual cycle, climacteric syndrome, and senium. those subject matters have been elaborated in major lectures and workshops held via amazing researchers during this speedily increasing box. the second one ecu Symposium on Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology used to be prepared via the German Society of Psycho­ somatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, supported through the college health center Freiburg/Br., the collage clinic Basel, and the Women's District clinic in undesirable Sackingen.

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The female breast is the emotional symbol of the women's pride in her sexuality and in her motherhood. Therefore, past feminine achievements are supposed to be very important in keeping self-esteem at a high level. The theory that explains pathological grief as a regression to preexisting negative self-images, occurring in the absence of a positive relationship, might give a clue to the role of these feminine achievements. Through them a woman is capable of changing a negative self-image into a high level of self-esteem.

In my opinion the worship of our society for breasts has something to do with abandoning breastfeeding (anthropologist). - Even if you are completely flat, when you have glands and nipples, you have breasts! (lesbian) (Ayalah and Weinstock 1981) Necessity for Surgical and Psychotherapeutic and Sexological Cooperation This means that in the case of breast corrections/reconstructions there is a necessity for surgical and psychotherapeutic and sexological cooperation. Apart from surgical skill - aimed at body aesthetics, optimal appearance, and functional recovery - these breast interventions also require total psychological guidance for the woman involved - this means: as a person, as a woman, as a sexual partner, and as a mother - with attention to the (psychodynamic) history of origin, acceptance, and adaptation to her breast problems.

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