Gender Medicine at UPMC

Gender Medicine
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The central theme behind Gender Medicine is that the differences between men and women, in terms of health, are linked not only to biological aspects but also to social and cultural ones. For this reason, UPMC has prepared paths dedicated to the female gender that address prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation at all stages of life.

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UPMC offers gender medicine services at the following facility:

Diagnostic Tests in Gender Medicine

At UPMC, you can undergo specialized examinations and diagnostic procedures for clinical conditions that affect every organ and apparatus. In particular, the diagnostic services dedicated to women that we offer include:

  • Cardiovascular diagnostics.
  • Breast diagnostics.
  • Gynecological diagnostics.
  • Urological diagnostics.
  • Orthopaedic diagnostics.
  • Dermatological visits.

Cardiovascular Diagnostics

In Italy, mortality caused by cardiovascular disease is higher in women than in men, and myocardial infarction is the leading cause of death in women. Transsexual women, due to the hormone therapies they undergo, also run a higher risk of myocardial infarction than the average. Cardiological prevention is therefore crucial. Therefore, we offer several painless and non-invasive examinations, including:

  • Electrocardiogram.
  • Echocardiogram.
  • Cardiac holter ECG.
  • Ecocolordoppler.
  • Coronary CT scan.
  • Myocardial scintigraphy.

Breast Diagnostics

Breast cancer is the most frequent form of cancer in the female population. Fortunately, today, there are numerous possibilities for treatment. However, primary prevention and early detection are crucial, which is also important for transgender women on hormone therapy. At UPMC, you can undergo the following investigations:

Gynecology and Urological Diagnostics

Regularly checking the health of the urogenital system allows you to prevent and treat the most serious diseases and to intervene promptly in the case of disease or dysfunctions. We offer the following services dedicated to the health of the urogenital apparatus:

  • Gynecological examination.
  • PAP test.
  • Urological examination.
  • Surgery of the pelvic organs, for example, for prolapse of the uterus.
  • Rehabilitation of the pelvic floor.

Orthopaedic Diagnostics

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are frequent diseases in mature women and increase the risk of fractures and consequent sedentary lifestyle. We offer a complete path for osteoporosis screening, including:

  • Endocrinological examination.
  • Bone mineral densitometry (MOC).
  • Specific blood tests for calcium, vitamin D and parathyroid hormone.

Dermatological Visits and Treatments

At UPMC, we provide the following female dermatology services:

  • Dermatological examination for serious dermatological diseases.
  • Dermatological examination for HPV lesions in the external genitalia and other venereal infections.
  • Intervention for the removal of warts.

Diseases Treated at UPMC

According to the Ministry of Health taking care of women's health means paying particular attention to specific areas such as cardiovascular diseases, dermatological diseases, and also oncological and orthopaedic diseases. We offer treatment programmes for the following diseases:

  • Ischemic heart disease.
  • Hypertension.
  • Breast cancer.
  • Prolapse of the pelvic organs (bladder, rectal).
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Psoriasis.

Who Can Access Our Gender Medicine Services?

Our services are aimed at all women including those who identify as a woman.

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Insurance and Conventions

We offer medical services and services on a private basis or in agreement with the main insurance companies. Some of our services are also affiliated with the National Health System.

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