M. Merckx

M. Merckx | Belgium

Name and position

  • Mireille Merckx, M.D., P.H.D
  • Specialised in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Andrology
  • Subspecialty in Paediatric and Adolescent gynaecology
  • Head of Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics AZ Jan Portaels Vilvoorde since 2014
  • Staff member of the “Vrouwenkliniek” at the University Hospital of Ghent , leading the department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology since 2012
  • Research activity at ICRH University Ghent
  • Head of Department Paediatric of the Adolescent Gynaecology of the Sint Pieter Hospital in Brussels and the Children’s Paola Hospital in Antwerp until 2012
  • Consultant in the Clinic of Gynaecology – Obstetrics, Erasme Hospital (ULB), Anderlecht until 2012
  • Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Flemish Obstetrical and Gynaecological Association (VVOG) since 2007
  • Member of GAMS (Group for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilation), trainee for medics and paramedics in sexual mutilation pathology,
  • Member of the multidisciplinary team on FGM at University of Ghent
  • Consultant in family parenthood at the “City Planning” ULB/VUB, Brussels
  • Member of the Alumni of the VUB and ULB
  • Member of the group “Doctors without leave”
  • Member of the Groupement Français de Gynécologie Pédiatrique et de l’Adolescence, Paris since 2006
  • Belgian Mandate in Paediatric Gynaecology FGJI and EURAPAG since 2010


ESC mandate

  • Belgian delegate on the Board of the European Society of Contraception since 2012
  • Member of the European Society of Contraception since 2007
  • Reserve auditor of the treasurer’s accounts of the ESC in 2011


Area of expertise/ interest

  • Communication and counselling in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Contraceptive methods and contraceptive behaviour
  • Premature menarche
  • Vulvovaginal mucosal pathology in children and adolescents
  • HPV prevalence in children and ado’s

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