Adolescent & Pediatric Care Services

Working closely with referring physicians and other specialists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, our specialists are able to address the special gynecologic needs of children and adolescents, especially those with physical or mental disabilities, or chronic underlying health problems.

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Adolescent counseling

Adolescents in particular can benefit from pediatric gynecology’s wellness and prevention programs. We cover topics that are especially important to teens:

  • Counseling about the risks of sexual activity
  • Abstinence and contraceptive counseling
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

Evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents

We provide young patients a full spectrum of clinical and support services in a comprehensive program for evaluation, specialized treatment and follow-up care.

  • Heavy, frequent or painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular or infrequent menstrual periods
  • Signs of early sexual maturation
  • Signs of delayed sexual maturation
  • Breast abnormalities, asymmetry or pain
  • Chronic genital rashes or itching
  • Vaginal discharge, drainage or odor
  • Unusual appearance of the genitals
  • Abdominal pain
  • Ovarian cysts or pelvic masses
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Hyperinsulinemia
  • Hirsutism
  • Abdominal pain, pelvic endometriosis
  • Birth defects involving the reproductive organs
  • Injuries involving the reproductive organs
  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Our specialized procedures

Our physicians use special instruments and equipment for examining young children and teens in a reassuring and non-threatening environment, with no discomfort to the patient. We also have special equipment that allows comfortable examination for patients with physical disabilities.

Additional specialized procedures we offer include:

  • Laparoscopy for evaluation of abdominal masses, pelvic pain, and pelvic endometriosis
  • Laser surgery and vaginoscopy for removal of foreign objects and assessment of bleeding and injuries
  • Colposcopy for evaluation of abnormal bleeding and abnormal pap smears for young patients

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