Title

Update on adolescent gynecology.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2013

Abstract

Adolescent gynecology is an important part of clinical care of adolescent females. This discussion provides a basic review of current issues in adolescent gynecology, including consideration of current pubertal concepts with attention also given to delayed and precocious puberty. Causes of breast masses are reviewed, including discussion of the ANDI classification. It is recommended that physicians provide sexuality education to their adolescent patients, in addition to the community, to reduce the high rates of unintended adolescent pregnancy and STIs in teens that continue in the United States. Finally, attention is provided to ovarian masses and their management. Adolescent medicine physicians may have to work with a variety of specialists in their care of adolescents and the many gynecologic conditions that may arise.

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

133

Last Page

154

ISSN

1934-4287

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

PubMedID

23705522

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics

Document Type

Article

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