Gynecological endocrinology: from the past to the future

The arrival and the rapid diffusion of new viral infections at the end of 2019 astonished the scientists. Gynecological Endocrinology (2020), via its editorial, explained the impact of this terrible infection on human pregnancy, a period of increased risk for mother and child. Recently the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM accepted the article of Craig AM et al., explaining the major considerations related to pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccination.

The higher incidence of the disease in men has highlighted the particular role of estrogens, androgens and progesterone in the pathogenesis of the disease, mainly in the modulation of the immune system in COVID-19 affected individuals and the binding strategy of the COVID-19 virus to human respiratory tract cells. This indicates the role of gender in the sensitivity to the viral infection and the involvement of sex steroids in such mechanisms and their impact on women’s health.

In December 2019, the Editor-in-Chief position of Gynecological Endocrinology was left by Andrea R. Genazzani after 34 years, who worked on the wide progress of gynecological endocrinology, reproductive medicine, infertility, contraception, menopause and ageing. 

This position was taken up by Peter Chedraui, Associate Editor, a recognized member of the ISGE Board and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 2020. He is now leading the journal with the help of consolidated researchers in the field: Faustino R. Pérez-López, Xiangyan Ruan, Basil C. Tarlatzis, Tommaso Simoncini, Aydin Arici, and Andrea R. Genazzani.

Andrea R. Genazzani , being Editor-in-Chief of the journal devoted to a rapidly expanding area such as gynecological endocrinology from the first article published in March 1987 to the last one of the December 2019 issue.

Taylor and Francis are now the owners of this journal and giving full support to reach the current recognition and impact of Gynecological Endocrinology!

SOURCE- Andrea R. Genazzani (2021) Gynecological endocrinology: from the past to the future, Gynecological Endocrinology, 37:1, 1, DOI: 10.1080/09513590.2020.1869929

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