Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
The University of Chicago Medicine 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
- Neurological disease
We provide the full range of services for the diagnosis and assessment of basic and complex gynecologic concerns in young women, including:
- 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.