Adolescence is a time of many new things – including puberty changes and the onset of menstruation. A first period can be an exciting experience, but one that may cause some anxiety for young women and their caregivers.
A woman’s first visit to an adult GYN practice is a great opportunity for her to take further ownership of her gynecologic health as she transitions to another stage in her life. An adult GYN provider treats women’sbreast and pelvic health issues and associated surgical needs, hormonal issues, pregnancy and postnatal care.
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Adolescence can be a period of turbulence and transition for both teens and their parents or caregivers. Teens with disabilities—physical, intellectual, or both—also encounter the challenges of adolescence, particularly when it comes to pubertal development, menstruation and sexuality. Read More
The majority of young girls have experienced menstrual cramps. Unfortunately, some girls also experience additional symptoms such as pain down the legs, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, worsening migraines and passing out. What happens when medications don’t work? When young girls continue to have pain despite these first-line therapies, it is important to consider that the pain may be more than just cramps. Read More
Endometriosis is a condition in which the menstrual tissue is found outside the uterus, within the pelvis. Girls who have a mother, sister or aunt with endometriosis have an almost 10 times increased chance of developing it. Read More
Vulvovaginitis, or inflammation and irritation of the genital area, may occur in females of any age – including newborns, toddlers, and children, but it most commonly occurs in girls who have not yet started puberty. Read More
Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem during adolescence. Heavy menstrual bleeding can negatively impact quality of life, school attendance, and participation in after-school sports and activities. Read More