WashU Ob/Gyn > Patient Information > Pediatric, Adolescent & Young Adult Gynecology

We are the St. Louis region’s only practice dedicated to the special needs of pediatric, adolescent and young adult gynecology patients.

We provide professional care that you can trust to meet the unique medical and surgical gynecologic needs of infants, children, teens and young adults. While most of our patients are referred in from the greater St. Louis area, it is not unusual for a family to travel hundreds of miles for our specialized care.

Dr. Maggie Dwiggins and Dr. Holly Hoefgen
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology care team
Maggie Dwiggins, MD, MS

Maggie Dwiggins, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, OBGYN
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Division: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

Admin; Aly Pritchett


Holly R.  Hoefgen, MD

Holly R. Hoefgen, MD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

Admin; Aly Pritchett


Where we see patients
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Center for Women’s Wellness & Fetal Health at Missouri Baptist Hospital

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

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Memorial East Medical Building – Shiloh

Memorial East Medical Building – Shiloh

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Women’s Health Center – Central West End

Center for Outpatient Health

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Women’s Health Center – South County

Center for Advanced Medicine – South County

Our expertise

Our Washington University Pediatric, Adolescent & Young Adult Gynecology Physicians work closely with referring physicians and other specialists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to provide a comprehensive program for evaluation, specialized treatment, and follow-up care for infants, children and teens. The conditions we treat include:

  • Menstrual periods that are heavy, frequent/infrequent, painful or irregular
  • Signs of early or delayed sexual maturation
  • Breast abnormalities, including asymmetry or pain
  • Unusual genital appearance
  • Chronic genital rashes or itching
  • Vaginal discharge, drainage or odor
  • Ovarian cysts or pelvic masses
  • Pelvic endometriosis
  • Birth defects or injuries involving the reproductive organs

Learn more about the specific care we provide »

About gynecologic care for infants and children

Children are generally cared for by their pediatrician or family physician; however, your pediatrician may contact a pediatric gynecologist to assist with difficult or challenging medical conditions. Common reasons children are seen by pediatric gynecologists include vulvar and vagina irritation that will not improve despite hygiene and medications, congenital anomalies of the genitalia, labial adhesions, lichen sclerosus, pelvic masses, and early signs of puberty (breast development) or vaginal bleeding.

Learn more about age-appropriate gynecologic care »
Read our note to teen patients »

Make an appointment

Washington University Pediatric, Adolescent & Young Adult Gynecologists:

When you call, please have your insurance card ready. Your insurance company may require a referral for your visit. If you have any questions please give us a call.
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For your visit: Remember to bring a set of medical records with any relevant laboratory tests or diagnostic images with you to your appointment.

Contact us


Fax: 888-526-3925

Referring a patient

Need to utilize or inquire about clinical research services or facilities?

We are happy to help! Please email obgynresearch@email.wustl.edu or complete one of the intake forms below. Please note, investigators outside of the WashU OBGYN department should utilize the external inquiry form.