It’s a source of worry and a potential reason for adolescent girls to forego needed gynecologic care: the pelvic exam. A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at just how many unnecessary exams are performed on teenagers and young women who don’t need them.
Whereas hormone prescribing for transgender or gender diverse children and teenagers may be a specialty, primary care pediatricians are often the first-line provider families turn to for support and guidance.
Girls with ADHD are six times more likely to be teen moms, according a new report.
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry provides another reason to recommend long-acting reversible contraceptives to adolescent female patients: oral contraceptives may increase the risk of depression.
Here are 7 tips to remember when you assess patients for problems with their menses.
It may seem like something that only adult women will experience, but reproductive coercion can be a problem for older teenaged girls as well, according to a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Human trafficking is a national and global problem involving millions of children, many of whom are the victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Pediatricians should intensify screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among all adolescent patients, whether or not they self-report being sexually active.
Your innate sense of empathy makes you a born counselor and a source of caring, concern, and essential guidance for your adolescent patients. Does your clinical IQ always keep pace with your emotional intelligence when it comes to menstruation issues?
The menstrual cycle can be an important vital sign providing pediatricians with valuable information about health and disease among girls and young women.