Causes and treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding

One of the most common reasons adolescents have heavy menstrual bleeding is they’re having anovulatory periods — they aren’t releasing an egg monthly from an ovary, so when they do bleed it’s because the uterus […]

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Preparing patients and families for the first gynecological visit

As children assigned female at birth approach or start menstruating around age 12, parents often start asking their pediatricians about the first gynecology visit, Pap smear and why someone who is not sexually active needs […]

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Same-day appointments for urgent needs available with Norton Children’s Gynecology expansion

When a child needs to see a gynecologist for the first time, it can create some understandable anxiety. Caring pediatric and adolescent gynecology providers who understand the unique care needed by kids, teens and young […]

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Treating dysmenorrhea in adolescent patients

Primary dysmenorrhea — menstrual pain without a pelvic pathology — is one of the most common gynecological complaints among adolescent patients. Primary dysmenorrhea typically does not occur until ovulatory cycles are established, which occurs months […]

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When and why to refer your young patients to a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist

Young women should have their first pediatric gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 and 15, but some conditions may prompt the need for an earlier referral. A pediatric gynecology referral may be warranted for […]

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Transitioning to adult OB/GYN care

Turning 18 comes with a lot of milestones and new beginnings for young adults. One milestone young women should consider after turning 18 is transitioning from pediatric gynecologic care to an OB/GYN provider who works […]

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Talking to parents about the pill for a child

You’ve seen the look. You’ve suggested a parent’s daughter may benefit from taking birth control. Emphasizing the purposes that have nothing to do with birth control can help explain your recommendation. The pill can regulate […]

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