July 13th, 2020

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Gynecologic Care in the Adolescent Population: A Case Series in Adolescent Gynecology
Authors:  Tierney Wolgemuth, B.S., and Joseph S. Sanfilippo, M.D., M.B.A.
  Gynecologic care in the adolescent population presents unique challenges to the healthcare provider due to widely varying stages of psychosocial and physical development as well as the emergence of several complex medical conditions during this time. Gynecologists and primary care providers treating this population must provide both sensitive and multidisciplinary care to fully address even the most common conditions, always considering patients’ psychological and physiological circumstances. Using case vignettes, we review several of the most frequently encountered adolescent gynecologic conditions, including their common presentations, differential diagnoses, evaluation, and management. This case series seeks to improve both the clinical knowledge base and confidence of providers in addressing common adolescent gynecologic complaints.
Keywords:  abnormal uterine bleeding; adolescent gynecology; adolescent health; adolescents, female; dysmenorrhea; endometriosis; gynecology; polycystic ovarian syndrome; polycystic ovary syndrome; vulvovaginitis
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