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

Common Conditions We Treat

  • Congenital reproductive tract disorders, including imperforate hymen, vaginal septum and uterine agenesis
  • Delayed puberty
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping)
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Precocious puberty (early onset)

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
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Neurological disease

Services Offered

We provide the full range of services for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment 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

First Pelvic Exam for Girls & Teens

We compassionately offer first-time gynecologic examinations and Pap smear consultations, making sure to meet the needs — both physically and emotionally — of every patient and their family. We take special consideration in providing support in their transition from pediatric care to gynecologic care.

Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologic Surgery

Our experts provide surgical care for vaginal anomalies, labial hypertrophy and vaginal cysts. We also offer minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for the 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.

Meet Our Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Team

General Pediatrics

At Comer Children's, pediatric care is designed to keep your child healthy now and in the future.

Pediatric Primary Care

Adolescent Medicine

Our board-certified experts specialize in addressing the unique health needs of adolescents, teens and young adults.

Adolescent Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Our experts at the University of Chicago Medicine offer a full range of personalized well woman and specialty care services.

Obstetrics & Gynecology