Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology

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At UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health, our pediatric-adolescent gynecologists specialize in care for girls up to age 18. As the only pediatric-adolescent gynecology program in North Texas, we provide compassionate care using the latest advances in evaluation and treatment.

Expert Care in Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology

Gynecology is the area of medicine that specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions that affect the female reproductive organs. Our pediatric gynecology specialists provide evaluation, treatment, and support tailored to babies, children, and teens.

Our pediatric-adolescent gynecologists have advanced training to understand the unique issues that affect the development and anatomy of growing girls and young women. Our physicians take great care to examine and treat girls in a sensitive manner, and to address their specific needs. We provide specialized care through a joint effort with Children's Medical Center in Dallas and at Legacy in Plano.

Gynecology Conditions We Treat

Our gynecologists have the expertise to treat all kinds of conditions and injuries that affect girls’ reproductive organs. Some of the issues we treat include:

Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology Services We Offer

At UT Southwestern and Children’s Health, our team offers comprehensive care for babies, girls, and young women, focusing on treatment for complex conditions. We also have expertise in working with patients who have special needs or developmental delays. Our services include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for conditions such as ovarian cysts and endometriosis
  • Counseling and provision of contraception as birth control and as treatment for certain conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Evaluation and treatment for menstrual abnormalities, pelvic pain, and STDs
  • Fertility preservation for patients undergoing certain types of cancer treatment (at UTSW)
  • Reconstructive surgery for developmental anomalies of reproductive organs


Anything that patients (either adults or teens) tell their health care providers is, by law, confidential unless the doctor believes the patient:

  • Is a danger to herself or others
  • Cannot make decisions on her own

However, it is helpful and important for teens and their parents to have an open line of communication between them so that they can discuss any health concerns or other worries. Teens need to know their parents will be there to protect and support them.

Patient Education Resources

For more information about conditions that affect girls, please visit the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Patient Tools site.

Clinical Trials

We are active in clinical research to improve understanding and treatment of conditions that affect children. We are currently conducting research related to transgender youth as well as ovarian cysts/masses in adolescents. For more information about clinical trials, please talk to our doctors.