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Scientific research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

We conduct extensive research in various fields of obstetrics and gynaecology. We also conduct lots of study on nursing work.

Our fields of research include

  • endometriosis
  • gynaecological cancer
  • HPV research
  • infertility research (including male infertility)
  • hormone replacement therapy (life quality, sleep, cognition)
  • diabetic pregnancy, toxaemia of pregnancy, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
  • urinary incontinence and prolapses
  • nursing research (patient-centred services and the patient's resources, the staff's resources)
  • research on the service system.

Gynaecological cancer research

Cancer treatment goes hand in hand with high-level scientific research. Gynaecological cancer patients have the opportunity to participate in international drug trials. See the open studies on the website of the Western Finland Cancer Centre.

Ovarian cancer research

The spearhead of our own cancer research is ovarian cancer ( Our research group is part of the international DECIDER-consortium.