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Adolescent Gynecology: Special Considerations for Special Patients

SNOOK, MEREDITH L. MD*; NAYAK, SHWETA MD*; LARA-TORRE, EDUARDO MD, FACOG; SANFILIPPO, JOSEPH S. MD, MBA*

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2012 - Volume 55 - Issue 3 - p 651–661
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31825caa0f
Office Gynecology

Developments in the field of adolescent gynecology highlight the specific expertise and care required by this population. Given the ability to shape their future health choices, adolescents are a critical target for preventative health care. The approach to the evaluation and management of this unique population rests not only on the practitioner’s adept ability to recognize the unique clinical challenges that may occur, but also rests on his/her understanding of these problems. Here, we review recent guidelines and practice patterns in the evaluation and management of issues in adolescent gynecology.

*Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Virginal Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Meredith L. Snook, MD, Resident, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. E-mail: parrottm@upmc.edu

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.