Why adolescent gynecology? Pediatricians and pelvic examinations

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1989 Jun;36(3):471-87. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)36681-0.


Gynecologic issues are an important part of the medical care of adolescent females. All diagnostic possibilities must be considered in assessing such patients. It is vital that pediatricians feel comfortable approaching these issues and provide reassurance and expertise to their adolescent patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / diagnosis*
  • Genital Diseases, Female / therapy
  • Humans
  • Medical History Taking
  • Pelvis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / drug therapy