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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital offers expert gynecologic consultation for girls and young women, including infants and women up to age 22. Our services are available to patients whose pediatrician, pediatric specialty physician or adolescent medicine doctor has requested specialized assessment of gynecologic health concerns.

We also offer first-time gynecologic examination and Pap smear consultation. We take special consideration to address the physical and emotional needs of young women, providing support in their transition from pediatric care to gynecologic care.

Additionally, we provide consultation for young women who have a chronic health condition that may complicate general gynecologic assessment and care, including:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Lupus
  • Neurological disease

Services Offered

We provide the full range of services for the diagnosis and assessment of basic and complex gynecologic concerns in young women, including:

  • Biopsies
  • Contraception counseling and evaluation
  • Colposcopy, a procedure for the evaluation of abnormal Pap smears
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing

We also provide surgical care for vaginal anomalies, labial hypertrophy and vaginal cysts. Additionally, we offer minimally invasive procedures for the surgical treatment of ovarian masses and adnexal masses. The benefits of minimally invasive surgical techniques include smaller incisions and shorter recovery times than traditional surgical procedures.

Our Physician Team

Julie Chor, MD, MPH
Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH
Amber Truehart, MD


Or call 1-888-UCH-0200


  • Absent vagina
  • Adnexal masses
  • Breast masses
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Imperforate hymen
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Labial adhesions
  • Labial hypertrophy
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ovarian masses
  • Pelvic masses
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine anomalies
  • Vaginal agenesis
  • Vaginal anomalies
  • Vaginal cysts
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal infections (vaginitis)
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal trauma

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