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Adolescent gynecology is an important part of clinical care of adolescent females. This discussion provides a basic review of current issues in adolescent gynecology, including consideration of current pubertal concepts with attention also given to delayed and precocious puberty. Causes of breast masses are reviewed, including discussion of the ANDI classification. It is recommended that physicians provide sexuality education to their adolescent patients, in addition to the community, to reduce the high rates of unintended adolescent pregnancy and STIs in teens that continue in the United States. Finally, attention is provided to ovarian masses and their management. Adolescent medicine physicians may have to work with a variety of specialists in their care of adolescents and the many gynecologic conditions that may arise.


Catalina Granada, Hatim Omar, Meredith Buonanno Loveless. Update on adolescent gynecology. Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews. 2013 Apr;24(1):133-54

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PMID: 23705522

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