Almost every teen and parent will agree — adolescence can be a little bit difficult. And that’s especially true for young females who are starting to have gynecologic concerns.
Teens, and even younger girls, have these concerns. They want to learn about what to expect as they get older and have accurate health information. Parents want to help their teens learn, but they don’t always know the answers. Some important discussions can easily become uncomfortable.
Here at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, we understand how challenging that can be for both girls and their parents.
Our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology services offer specialized gynecologic care for girls and teens that encompasses preventative healthcare education, as well as medical and surgical care for common to complex issues.
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Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
What Sets Children’s Apart?
Children’s is the only hospital in the state of Nebraska with a program that is dedicated solely to meeting the gynecologic concerns that are unique to young girls and teens. We have the state’s only physician with a specialty board designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and we work with a multidisciplinary team to care for our patients in a respectful and confidential manner.
Conditions and Services
In addition to providing general care, we treat a variety of gynecologic conditions and offer services including:
- Menstrual problems (painful/irregular/heavy periods)
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Gynecologic care for young women with chronic medical issues
- Early or delayed puberty
- Labial adhesions
- Pelvic pain
- Ovarian cysts
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Sexual health and safety
- Trauma to the genitalia
- Vulvar ulcers or lesions
Preparing for Your Daughter’s First Gynecology Appointment
Gynecologists are experts in women’s health care — but even with their expertise, the first visit to a gynecologist can be intimidating.
Sometimes, we see patients for specific problems and concerns. But we also provide more general gynecologic care.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that teenage girls have their first gynecologic visit between ages 13 and 15 to learn about staying healthy. Unless your daughter has a specific problem that requires one, this first visit typically doesn’t include a pelvic exam.
We will have a chance to speak to your daughter one-on-one and ask some personal questions about gynecologic concerns like periods and sexual health. You and your daughter can rest assured that this conversation is confidential and includes open, honest communication that will help us provide the best possible care.
What To Do Next
Make An Appointment
To make an appointment, call 402-955-4001.
For Referring Providers
The Physicians’ Priority Line is your 24-hour link to pediatric specialists at Children’s for referrals, emergency and urgent consults, physician-to-physician consults, admissions, and transport services. Call 855-850-KIDS (5437).
Learn more about referring patients.