Pediatric Gynecology: Assessment Strategies and Common Problems

Jane H. Kass-Wolff, RN, MS; Ellen E. Wilson, MD

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Semin Reprod Med. 2003;21(4) 

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Summary

Gynecologic problems are common in prepubertal females. A commonsense, orderly approach to the history and physical examination will aid in making a correct diagnosis. The health professional should remember that it is important to gain the confidence of the child and make the process as pain-free as possible. Providing clear explanations of the problem will assist in lowering the parents' anxiety and reassure them that there are rarely any long-term consequences of these common problems.

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