Born in Carinthia, medical studies at the University of Vienna, Promotion to Medical doctor in 1995, residency at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical University of Vienna, specialist in obstetrics and gynecology in 2001, additional education in clinical sexology, head of children´s  gynecology outpatient ward and chairperson of the adults and children ´s victim protection groups at the Vienna General Hospital.