Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Research
The pediatric and adolescent gynecology division is investigating long term outcomes for women who were born with uterine and vaginal agenesis (MRKH). While there are many options to create a neo-vagina both surgically and with dilator treatment, we hope to identify and determine factors that enhance patient acceptance, satisfaction and build self-esteem. Diane F. Merritt, MD, works with the Beautiful You MRKH Foundation.
We are also following young patients with primary ovarian insufficiency to determine if long term outcomes for patient well-being, fertility options, and satisfaction can be enhanced.
The Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology also collaborates with the multidisciplinary Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Holly R. Hoefgen, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology