Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology is a sub-specialty of Gynaecology, which deals with the problems of the female organs in girls from age 0 to 18 years of age.
Important Point to Understand:
The age of infancy, childhood and teenage years is a very vulnerable age. When girls in these ages have any health problems related to female organs, it has been well recognised that 95% of parents instinctively take their daughters to see the pediatricians or general physicians. This is because they have the misconception that a female only needs to see a Gynaecologist once she is older.
It has now been internationally recognised and well documented with strong evidence that pediatricians or general physicians do not know how to treat female problems in young girls. This results in misdiagnosis and mistreatment of the girl-child.
Incorrect treatment will lead to worsening of the problem in the short term, and harmful long-term effects on the girl-child’s future Gynaecological health.
If the parents of these young girls take their daughters to a well trained and experienced Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecologist, their daughters will benefit with:
- Correct diagnosis of her current problem
- Early detection of any future problems and
- Institution of appropriate treatment
This will ensure the best possible outcomes in terms of future sexual function, urinary function and potential fertility of their daughters.