Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician

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Hatim A Omar (Editor)
University of Kentucky

Donald E. Greydanus (Editor)
Michigan State University

Artemis K. Tsitsika (Editor)
University of Athens, Greece

Dilip R. Patel (Editor)
Michigan State University

Joav Merrick (Editor)
Ministry of Social Affairs, Israel

Series: Health and Human Development

The book is written for practitioners by specialists, who are passionate about improving the future for our children and adolescents. Adolescent sexuality and gynecologic care of young patients are topics, which make most clinicians uncomfortable. This is due to a lack of knowledge and training in many circumstances. Assumptions based upon knowledge of adult gynecology alone may be hazardous for pediatric and adolescent patients. These children and young women often do not have access to specialists who are able and willing to care for their gynecologic issues at an appropriate level. The primary care setting is often the most comfortable venue for a number of these patients. Pediatric and adolescent gynecologic concerns will need to be addressed, at least to some degree, by all practices that care for these patients. Many primary care practices will recognize the need to provide a significant amount of gynecology care for this population. Concepts and approaches in this text directly translate to better care for young women and a greater level of comfort for primary care practitioners.
The authors of this text are clinicians and scholars who have committed their careers to improving the health of children and adolescents. They are all outstanding teachers in the classroom, at the bedside, and in the clinic. The chapters of this book convey the vibrancy of their clinical teaching to the readers. We hope to transmit the knowledge and produce the comfort that enhances pediatric and adolescent gynecologic care in primary care practice.

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Table of Contents

Preface: pp i-xvi

I. Foreword
II. Introduction
(Hatim Omar, Donald E. Greydanus, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Dilip R. Patel and Joav Merrick)

III. Pediatric Gynecology and Sexuality
Chapter 1. Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality, pp. 1-66
(Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Lyubov A. Matytsina and Antonio C. Sison)

Chapter 2. Prepubertal Office Gynecology, pp. 67-90
(Hatim A. Omar, Wendy Jackson and Amit M. Deokar)

Chapter 3. Gynecologic Endocrinology, pp. 91-122
(Manmohan Kamboj)

Chapter 4. Genetic Syndromes in Adolescent Gynecology, pp. 123-142
(Helga V. Toriello)

Chapter 5. Sexual and Physical Abuse, pp. 143-244
(Vincent J. Palusci, Lori A. Legano, and Margaret T. McHugh)

Chapter 6. Breast Disorders in Children and Adolescents, pp. 245-316
(Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar, Lynbov Matytsina and Artemis Tsitsika)

Chapter 7. Menstrual Disorders in Adolescent Females, pp. 317-411
(Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar, Artemis Tsitsika and Dilip R. Patel)

Chapter 8. Contraception, pp. 413-470
(Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar, Lynbov Matytsina and Artemis Tsitsika)

Chapter 9. Pregnancy and Abortion, pp. 471-501
(Shawn J. Smith, Amit M. Deokar, and Hatim A. Omar)

Chapter 10. Adolescent Sexually Transmitted Infections, pp. 503-595
(Allison H. Eliscu, Lekeisha R. Terrell, Margaret J. Blythe and Gale R. Burstein)

Chapter 11. Ovarian Tumors in Children and Adolescents, pp. 597-627
(Linah Al-Alem, Amit M. Deokar, Rebecca Timme, and Hatim A. Omar)

Chapter 12. The Female Athlete, pp. 629-669
(Dilip R. Patel, Donald E. Greydanus, and Hatim A. Omar)

Chapter 13. Post-Partum Depression, pp. 671-693
(Arthur N. Feinberg)

Chapter 14. Gynecological Aspects of Eating Disorders in Adolescent Females, pp. 695-711
(Vinay N. Reddy)

IV. Acknowledgments
Chapter 15. About the Editors, pp. 715-718

Chapter 16. About the Division of Adolescents Medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, pp. 719-721

Chapter 17. About the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MSU/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, pp. 723-726

Chapter 18. About the Adolescent Health Unit, Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, pp. 727-729

Chapter 19. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel, pp. 731-734

Chapter 20. About the Book Series Health and Human Development, pp. 735-736

V. Index pp. 737-787

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